The BioWorld Project

Critical URLs

Critical Reading

Research and Theory Related to BioWorld (and Computer-Based Learning Environments)

Research Support: The Design-Based Research Collective

Diagramming Knowledge and Decision-Making

This site is to be fleshed in over time, providing a means to communicate within the project team and with folks "external" to the project.

At this time, please contact with questions, comments, or for additional info on the project...

Current Efforts:

The Spring 2009 Phar 6112 Pilot of an Argument Mapping Strategy

Additional Resources (in need of categorization; soon! Articles require Acrobat Reader):

Breakey, K M; Levin, D; Miller, I.; Hentges, K E (2008).  The Use of Scenario-Based-Learning Interactive Software to Create Custom Virtual Laboratory Scenarios for Teaching Genetics Genetics 179: 1151-1155.

Hunick M. G. Myriam (2001). In Search of Tools to Aid Logical Thinking and Communicating about Medical Decision Making. Medical Decision Making, Vol. 21, No. 4, 267-277 (2001)

Jenicek, Milos (2006). Evidence-based medicine: Fifteen years later. Golem the good, the bad, and the ugly in need of a review? Med Sci Monit, 12(11): RA241-251

van Gelder, T. J. (2005). Enhancing and augmenting human reasoning. In A. Zilhão (Ed.), Cognition, Evolution and Rationality: A Cognitive Science for the Twenty-First Century (pp. 162-181). New York: Routledge.

van Gelder, T. J. (2002). Enhancing Deliberation Through Computer-Supported Argument Visualization. In P. Kirschner & S. Buckingham Shum & C. Carr (Eds.), Visualizing Argumentation: Software Tools for Collaborative and Educational Sense-Making . London: Springer-Verlag, (pp. 97-115).

van Gelder, T. J. - Dr. Tim van Gelder is a primary researcher in the arena of argument mapping. This is a list of his articles, maintained by Dr. van Gelder.

The Teachable Agents Group at Vanderbilt University -

Key articles:

Blair, K., Schwartz, D., Biswas, G. & Leelawong, K. (2006). Pedagogical Agents for Learning by Teaching: Teachable Agents , Educational Technology & Society , Special Issue on Pedagogical Agents.

Jeong, H., Gupta, A., Roscoe, R., Wagster, J., Biswas, G., & Schwartz, D. (2008). Using Hidden Markov Models to Characterize Student Behavior Patterns in Computer-based Learning-by-Teaching Environments , Intelligent Tutoring Systems: 9th International Conference , Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 5091, B. Woolf, et al. (eds.), Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 614-625, 2008., Montreal, Canada.

The databaseof articles housed at The Teachable Agents Group web site -