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ERIC Number: EJ1126803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1929-7750
Towards Careful Practices for Automated Linguistic Analysis of Group Learning
Howley, Iris; Rosé, Carolyn Penstein
Journal of Learning Analytics, v3 n3 p239-262 2016
The multifaceted nature of collaborative learning environments necessitates theory to investigate the cognitive, motivational, and relational dimensions of collaboration. Several existing frameworks include aspects related to each of these three. This article explores the capability of multi-dimensional frameworks for analysis of collaborative processes to isolate and assess these separate dimensions of collaboration. Much successful work has contributed towards computational modelling for automated collaborative process analysis in the past decade. In this paper, we explore the extent to which evidence points to an intertwining between dimensions, raising important caveats for careful consideration when making assessments based on the observation of codes as they are applied to collaborative discourse. We conclude with a research agenda for future investigation to address this limitation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: OMA0836012; ACI1443068