Collaborative Authoring of Walden’s Paths Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper presents a prototype of an authoring tool to allow users to collaboratively build, annotate, manage, share and reuse collections of distributed resources from the World Wide Web. This extends on the Walden's Path project's work to help educators bring resources found on the World Wide Web into a linear contextualized structure. The introduction of collaborative authoring feature fosters collaborative learning activities through social interaction among participants, where participants can coauthor paths in groups. Besides, the prototype supports path sharing, branching and reusing; specifically, individual participant can contribute to the group with private collections of knowledge resources; paths completed by group can be shared among group members, such that participants can tailor, extend, reorder and/or replace nodes to have sub versions of shared paths for different information needs. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.

author list (cited authors)

  • Li, Y., Bogen, P. L., Pogue, D., Furuta, R., & Shipman, F.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • January 2012