Open learner models to support reflection on brainstorming at interactive tabletops

Andrew Clayphan, Roberto Martinez-Maldonado, Judy Kay

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Brainstorming is a widely-used group technique to enhance creativity. Interactive tabletops have the potential to support brainstorming and, by exploiting learners' trace data, they can provide Open Learner Models (OLMs) to support reflection on a brainstorming session. We describe our design of such OLMs to enable an individual to answer core questions: C1) how much did I contribute? C2) at what times was the group or an individual stuck? and C3) where did group members seem to 'spark' off each other? We conducted 24 brainstorming sessions and analysed them to create brainstorming models underlying the OLMs. Results indicate the OLM's were effective. Our contributions are: i) the first OLMs supporting reflection on brainstorming; ii) models of brainstorming that underlie the OLMs; and iii) a user study demonstrating that learners can use the OLMs to answer core reflection questions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence in Education - 16th International Conference, AIED 2013, Proceedings
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783642391118
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education 2013 - Memphis, United States of America
Duration: 9 Jul 201313 Jul 2013
Conference number: 16th (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education 2013
Abbreviated titleAIED 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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  • Brainstorming
  • Open Learner Models
  • Reflection

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