In this episode, Dr. Wenli Chen talks about AppleTree, which stands for “Assessing Processes and Products for LEarning by Tracking and Reporting Efficacy and Effectiveness”. It is a system that supports the enactment and assessment of collaborative argumentation-based learning. Argumentation has been adopted as an effective teaching and learning strategy in various subject areas. AppleTree provides real-time assessment of social participation, cognitive processes, and product outcomes to help scaffold students’ individual and group learning. Dr. Chen gives an overview of AppleTree’s three unique features: (1) a graph-based working space, (2) embedded collaboration scripts, and (3) a real-time learning analytics and visualization. She also talks about how the system has benefited students based on their implementation.
Here is the link on our APSCE Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/heequyO97ak
Dr. Wenli Chen is an Associate Professor at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore. She is the head of the Learning Sciences and Assessment (LSA) Academic Group at the National Institute of Education (NIE). Her research interests include Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), learning analytics, AI for Education, and mobile learning. Dr Chen’s school-based research projects address the challenges of transforming and enhancing teaching and learning and applying her research outcomes to impact school practices. A multi-awarded scholar, she has won a dozen “Best Paper Awards” from international conferences and was presented the “Distinguished Researcher Award” by the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education in 2020.
Technology-Enhanced Learning is a joint production of the Ateneo Laboratory for the Learning Sciences and the Asia Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
Host: Dr. Maria Mercedes T. Rodrigo
Video Production Lead: Mr. Jonathan Casano, MS
Video Production Assistant: Dr. Jenilyn L. Agapito
1:54 An Overview of AppleTree and Collaborative Argumentation
4:16 AppleTree’s Three Unique Features and How It Supports Collaborative Argumentation
10:48 Benefits of AppleTree to Students
12:25 Take Away Lessons from AppleTree for Teachers Who Do Not Have Access To The System
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