Collaborative knowledge construction using concept maps for cross-cultural communication

Takahito Tomoto, Takako Akakura, Yuri Nishihori, Satoko Sugie, Keizo Nagaoka

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on the results of experiments with our concept map tool developed for collaborative knowledge construction in cross-cultural communication. The purpose of this study is to contribute toward the improvement of synchronous-interactive (real time-two way) international distance education, which we believe will significantly develop within our globalizing educational field. Collaborative knowledge construction is the process in which all the participants in a learner community can equally integrate and share their knowledge. For this purpose, it is essential for them to understand the other members' recognition as well as their contributions. Visualization of these reactions is vital for successful knowledge construction. In cross-cultural communication in particular, it is of great importance to be able to visualize them since the perception of participants tends to be limited. Our concept map tool has been developed in order to visualize recognition and contribution for successful collaborative knowledge construction. The results of our four experiments indicate that our tool is (i) useful for sharing the knowledge of each participant, (ii) useful for visualizing the knowledge and contribution of each participant within the discussion in order to construct collaborative knowledge, and (iii) more effective than other traditional tools, such as chat, for cross-cultural communication.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUBICOMM 2011 - 5th International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies; PECES 2011 - 3rd International Workshop on Pervasive Computing in Embedded Systems
    Pages180-186
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event5th International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies, UBICOMM 2011; 3rd International Workshop on Pervasive Computing in Embedded Systems, PECES 2011 - Lisbon
    Duration: 2011 Nov 202011 Nov 25

    Other

    Other5th International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies, UBICOMM 2011; 3rd International Workshop on Pervasive Computing in Embedded Systems, PECES 2011
    CityLisbon
    Period11/11/2011/11/25

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    Communication
    Distance education
    Visualization
    Experiments

    Keywords

    • Collaborative knowledge construction
    • Concept map
    • Cross-cultural communication
    • CSCL

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software

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    Tomoto, T., Akakura, T., Nishihori, Y., Sugie, S., & Nagaoka, K. (2011). Collaborative knowledge construction using concept maps for cross-cultural communication. In UBICOMM 2011 - 5th International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies; PECES 2011 - 3rd International Workshop on Pervasive Computing in Embedded Systems (pp. 180-186)

    Collaborative knowledge construction using concept maps for cross-cultural communication. / Tomoto, Takahito; Akakura, Takako; Nishihori, Yuri; Sugie, Satoko; Nagaoka, Keizo.

    UBICOMM 2011 - 5th International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies; PECES 2011 - 3rd International Workshop on Pervasive Computing in Embedded Systems. 2011. p. 180-186.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Tomoto, T, Akakura, T, Nishihori, Y, Sugie, S & Nagaoka, K 2011, Collaborative knowledge construction using concept maps for cross-cultural communication. in UBICOMM 2011 - 5th International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies; PECES 2011 - 3rd International Workshop on Pervasive Computing in Embedded Systems. pp. 180-186, 5th International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies, UBICOMM 2011; 3rd International Workshop on Pervasive Computing in Embedded Systems, PECES 2011, Lisbon, 11/11/20.
    Tomoto T, Akakura T, Nishihori Y, Sugie S, Nagaoka K. Collaborative knowledge construction using concept maps for cross-cultural communication. In UBICOMM 2011 - 5th International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies; PECES 2011 - 3rd International Workshop on Pervasive Computing in Embedded Systems. 2011. p. 180-186
    Tomoto, Takahito ; Akakura, Takako ; Nishihori, Yuri ; Sugie, Satoko ; Nagaoka, Keizo. / Collaborative knowledge construction using concept maps for cross-cultural communication. UBICOMM 2011 - 5th International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies; PECES 2011 - 3rd International Workshop on Pervasive Computing in Embedded Systems. 2011. pp. 180-186
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