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    Preface [Full Text]
    Paul Kirschner, et al.

    Chapter One
    Simon Buckingham Shum

    Chapter Two
    Jan van Bruggen, et al.

    Chapter Three
    Gellof Kansellar, et al.

    Chapter Four
    Chad Carr

    Chapter Five
    Tim van Gelder

    Chapter Six
    Jeff Conklin

    Chapter Seven
    Albert Selvin

    Chapter Eight
    Robert Horn

    Chapter Nine
    Simon Buckingham Shum
    et al.

    Douglas Engelbart



Visualizing Argumentation: Software Tools for Collaborative and Educational Sense-Making.
Paul A. Kirschner, Simon J. Buckingham Shum and Chad S. Carr (Eds.)
Springer-Verlag: London
ISBN 1-85233-6641-1

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Paul Kirschner Welcome to the book companion website for Visualizing Argumentation.

We trust that you find this a useful resource to accompany the book, and welcome your reactions to the book and suggestions of new resources we should add.

Paul Kirschner
Simon Buckingham Shum
Chad Carr
December, 2002

Computer Supported Argument Visualization is attracting attention across education, science, public policy and business. More than ever, we need sense-making tools to help negotiate understanding in the face of multi-stakeholder, ill-structured problems. In order to be effective, these tools must support human cognitive and discursive processes, and provide suitable representations, services and user interfaces.

Visualizing Argumentation is written by practitioners and researchers for colleagues working in collaborative knowledge media, educational technology and organizational sense-making. It will also be of interest to theorists interested in software tools which embody different argumentation models. Particular emphasis is placed on the usability and effectiveness of tools in different contexts.

Among the key features are:
  • Case studies covering educational, public policy, business and scientific argumentation

  • Expanded, regularly updated resources on the companion website:

"The old leadership idea of "vision" has been transformed in the face of wicked problems in the new organizational landscape. In this excellent book we find a comprehensive yet practical guide for using visual methods to collaborate in the construction of shared knowledge. This book is essential for managers and leaders seeking new ways of navigating complexity and chaos in the workplace."
Charles J. Palus, Ph.D, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro,
North Carolina, USA

The Springer-Verlag Computer Supported Cooperative Work Series

Computer Supported Cooperative Work's synergistic combination of computing science/software engineering with a range of theoretical and applied human sciences has made it one of the most exciting areas of everyday computer use. Springer-Verlag's Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) series provides an overview of current knowledge, research and debate for designers, users and students. Each volume in the series provides detailed coverage of a specific topic within CSCW and groupware.

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