16.323 analogy research

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Thu Nov 14 2002 - 03:56:29 EST

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             Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 08:05:28 +0000
             From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@mulberrytech.com>
             Subject: Fwd: analogy research

    Willard and HUMANISTS:

    In connection with his doctoral work in Computer Science at George Mason
    University, a friend is pursuing a very interesting project on analogies as
    a pedagogical technique, and in particular on how analogies may be
    represented and managed in structured information systems. He is now at the
    stage of research where he is beginning to solicit feedback from "expert
    practitioners". That means, to my mind, readers of this list.

    Please consider looking at the project (described below), and if you feel
    yourself able to provide Harry Foxwell with useful feedback, send email to
    me and I'll send along the passwords for the Users' and Authors' Evaluation
    sections of the site.

    As for prizes, I'll ask.


    >Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 21:32:29 -0500 (EST)
    >From: "Harry J. Foxwell" <hfoxwell@cs.gmu.edu>
    >>To: <wapiez@mulberrytech.com>
    >>X-Loop-Detect: 1
    >I am beginning the evaluation of the system that I am working on for
    >my dissertation at GMU. I am sending info to teachers and to other
    >professionals who use analogies in their work...not just Science
    >teachers, but anyone who uses analogies for instruction. Please ask
    >some of your colleagues to take a moment to look at this, and to do a
    >very brief evaluation. I would like to have some evaluation data by
    >the end of November.
    >Here's what to do:
    >1: Go to http://cs2.gmu.edu:8080/MARVIN on the Web.
    >2: Click on the Marvin image and read the summary of what this project
    > is all about.
    >3: Click on the Marvin help link and read the MARVIN Overview Presentation
    >4: Look at the analogies on the main MARVIN page...they are taken from
    > many subject areas. Some of them are very simple, others are more
    > advanced. The MARVIN system is used to prepare and present visual
    > diagrams of analogies such as these.
    >5: Read the Author and User instructions (from the help link)
    >6: Try out the MARVIN Archive Search. Remember that these are just sample
    > searches. When the system is complete, the archive of analogies will
    > be much larger.
    >7: Click on the Author Evaluation or the User Evaluation

    [This is the point at which you need the passwords that Harry has provided
    me -- send email to wapiez@mulberrytech.com. Until November 31, 2002 only,
    please! --wap]

    >Quality feedback is important (positive and negative comments).
    >Thanks for helping!

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