<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>3</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>7534</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>Rudman,P.D.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Sharples,M.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Baber,C.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2002</YEAR><TITLE>Supporting Learning in Conversations using Personal Technologies</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED>Proceedings of the European Workshop on Mobile and Contextual Learning, Jun 20-21, Birmingham, UK</PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>N/A</PUBLISHER><LABEL>Rudman:2002:7534</LABEL><ABSTRACT>We describe the design and evaluation of the CASL (Conversation Augmentation by Semantic Links) software. The learner creates a concept map on a mobile computing device while conversing with a (relative) expert. The device also holds a complete map of the topic (initially hidden from view). As the learner creates nodes, the device compares these with the hidden map and displays matching nodes with their immediate links. It is theorised that this extra information will help the learner to guide (scaffold) the conversation from the edge of their existing knowledge towards the topic area(s) that are most useful for their current needs. Preliminary results show the software to be effective in providing the necessary environment, with distinct changes to the conversation based on the augmentation.</ABSTRACT><NOTES>Published by University of Birmingham</NOTES></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>