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18 May 2009
From the website
InterLoc is the latest IM tool from LTRI that supports Digital Dialogue Games for learning and thinking (see Ravenscroft, 2007). These structure, scaffold and organise collaborative multimedia dialogues that are highly engaging, foster reasoned discourse and lead to greater meaning making within the contemporary learning landscape.
It incorporates an environment which supports: a multi-phased activity model (e.g. preparation, interaction, reflection and personalisation stages); and, the use of particular dialogue games (e.g. critical discussion and reasoning, exploratory dialogue and creative thinking) that foster different styles of ‘academic’ discourse and reasoning. The approach is particularly suited to groups of 4-8 students.
The activities and dialogue games can be reused or adapted to address particular educational problems and contexts. The tool is highly flexible, and can support a range of pedagogical approaches, from informal student-centred learning activities to more formal course related exercises.