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Tools

Digalo

Digalo is a tool for graphic-based e-discussion and e-argumentation. Digalo discussions are held within an object space called a "map". Within this space, users contribute to the discussion by adding shapes representing argumentative ontology (e.g., rectangle for claims) and typing their text into them. Users may also link shapes to other shapes, using arrows of different types (support, opposition. reference). The shape and arrow objects may be modified or deleted. All user actions are logged, and XML log files are generated detailing all the actions taken by the users (e.g., user_1 created a claim shape at time_x).

 

Digalo was developed in the framework of the DUNES project, an international project coordinated by the Hebrew Universityís Kishurim Group.

 

Two versions of Digalo are currently available to the public. To experience Digalo version 1.x, using WebStart technology, please click here. See also the Digalo Userís Manual. To use Digalo2, a more advanced version of the software that enables the teacher to set up his or her own intranet server, please contact Mr. Raul Drachman to receive the installation files and manual via email.

Argunaut

Argunaut is a tool which combines a discussion environment (Digalo2), user and portfolio management and a special module called the Moderatorís Interface. The Moderator's Interface aims at providing the moderator of synchronous e-discussions with an overall solution for awareness and feedback/intervention options. It may also provide opportunities for post-discussion reflection and analysis, using sophisticated AI techniques.

 

Argunaut was developed in the framework of the Argunaut project, an international project coordinated by the Hebrew Universityís Kishurim Group.

 

To use Argunaut via the internet, please download Argunaut-L Client 1.0.1 (for Windows, Mac OS or Linux) from the Collide Group website, run the executable and follow the instructions. Please note that the Argunaut Client requires JAVA 1.5 to run properly. A short description of the Moderatorís Interface and the rationale behind its development can be found here. The full documentation for Argunaut can be found here. To use Argunaut via Intranet (e.g., a local installation in a school computer lab), please read the server installation instructions before downloading and installing the client. Once youíve set up the Argunaut server according to the instructions, you may download the client file (linked above) and install it.

 

Map-It

Map-It is a tool that supports preparation, execution and analysis of meetings (face-to-face and remote). Synchronous and asynchronous interactions are possible through the collaborative elaboration of "discussion maps" that capture user interactions. Map-It allows the use of meeting templates, in-advance individual preparations, the sharing of artifacts, planning and follow-up of actions, and the automatic generation of meeting minutes in various formats.

 

Map-It was developed within the framework of the KP-Lab project, an international project of which the Hebrew Universityís Kishurim Group is a partner.

 

To read more about Map-It, press here.

 
 

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