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Speclad: an Online Collaborative Problem-Based Learning Environment

Dr Sandrine Balbo
Interaction Design Group
> Department of Information Systems<br> University of Melbourne
> <p> NOTE: Unusual day and time
> <p><em>Thursday 15 May 2008 at 4pm<em>



This talk will describe an online collaborative learning environment Speclad , for problem and peer based learning. Speclad was originally developed as a platform to support student learning when constructing object-oriented class diagrams in software engineering and information system development. A number of enhancements have recently been introduced, which extends the functionality of the Speclad environment, including: the use of diagram annotations and a collaborative web space.
><br>Here, we discuss the motivations for developing the environment, key aspects considered during the design stage before presenting an overview of the system in action. The generic features of the Speclad environment are transferable for many modelling and design tasks encountered by undergraduate engineering students.

Short resume

After finishing her PhD in Human-Computer Interaction in 1994 (France), Sandrine worked at CSIRO (North Ryde, in what used to be DIT, then CMIS) as a research scientist and then moved to the UK and worked as an information architect. She is now back in the academic world with the Interaction Design Group at the University of Melbourne. Her interests gravitate around usability engineering in general, and more specifically information architecture, user requirement specification or usability evaluation.
><br>Sandrine is actively involved in the Australian HCI community.

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