Visualizing Argumentation

Software Tools for Collaborative and Educational Sense-Making

  • Paul A. Kirschner
  • Simon J. Buckingham Shum
  • Chad S. Carr

Part of the Computer Supported Cooperative Work book series (CSCW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jan M. van Bruggen, Henny P. A. Boshuizen, Paul A. Kirschner
      Pages 25-47
  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Gellof Kanselaar, Gijsbert Erkens, Jerry Andriessen, Maaike Prangsma, Arja Veerman, Jos Jaspers
      Pages 51-73
    3. Simon Buckingham Shum, Victoria Uren, Gangmin Li, John Domingue, Enrico Motta
      Pages 185-204
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 205-217

About this book


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)


Collaborative Learning Collaborative decision-making Collaborative problem-solving Collaborative working and learning Internet Knowledge representation Usability Web complexity intelligence learning organization visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul A. Kirschner
    • 1
  • Simon J. Buckingham Shum
    • 2
  • Chad S. Carr
    • 3
  1. 1.Open University of the NetherlandsEducational Technology Expertise CenterHeerlenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Knowledge Media InstituteThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK
  3. 3.Retail Stores TrainingSears Roebuck and CoIllinoisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-664-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0037-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1496
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