Re-evaluating LARGO in the Classroom: Are Diagrams Better Than Text for Teaching Argumentation Skills?

@inproceedings{Pinkwart2008ReevaluatingLI,
  title={Re-evaluating LARGO in the Classroom: Are Diagrams Better Than Text for Teaching Argumentation Skills?},
  author={Niels Pinkwart and Collin Lynch and Kevin D. Ashley and Vincent Aleven},
  booktitle={Intelligent Tutoring Systems},
  year={2008}
}
  • Niels Pinkwart, Collin Lynch, +1 author Vincent Aleven
  • Published in Intelligent Tutoring Systems 2008
  • Computer Science, Psychology
  • Diagrams appear to be a convenient vehicle for teaching argumentation skills in ill-defined domains, but can an ITS provide useful feedback on students' argument diagrams without assuming a well-defined procedure for objectively evaluating argument? LARGO is an ITS for legal argumentation that supports students as they diagram transcripts of US Supreme Court oral argument. It provides on-demand advice by identifying small, interesting or incomplete patterns within students' graphs. We conducted… CONTINUE READING

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