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QrAte: historical learning through a curatorial inquiry task using web resources

Wolff, Annika and Mulholland, Paul (2012). QrAte: historical learning through a curatorial inquiry task using web resources. In: ICALT 2012: 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, 04 - 06 July 2012, Rome, Italy.

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This paper proposes curation as an inquiry method for young learners who are learning history using web-based heritage resources and other online content. It introduces the QrAte tool, similar to many online social curation tools, but with added functionality for creating and supporting historical inquiry tasks. QrAte assists a learner in identifying key concepts related to an inquiry process, in asking inquiry questions and in locating and analyzing data sources, then extracting relevant information. QrAte helps the user to organize and visualize collected data and to curate an output that provides an answer to the question of the inquiry. The curated stories can be shared, whereby the content can be a 'seed' for future learners to use in their own inquiry and curation processes.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Extra Information: Proceedings of the: 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies
ICALT 2012
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4702-2/12
Keywords: curatorial inquiry; technology-enhanced learning; historical inquiry; QrAte tool; Web-based heritage resources; curation processes; curatorial inquiry task; data collection organization; data collection visualization; data source analysis; data source location; historical inquiry tasks; historical learning; information extraction; online content; online social curation tools
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 33759
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2012 11:33
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2016 16:45
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