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ERIC Number: EJ778748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Between the Lines: Documenting the Multiple Dimensions of Computer-Supported Collaborations
Luckin, Rosemary
Computers & Education, v41 n4 p379-396 Dec 2003
This paper discusses the development of a documentation technique for collaborative interactions. We describe the original version of the technique as used for a single learner collaborating with a software based learning partner; the second generation of the technique, which required adaptation for application to the analysis of group use of multimedia; and finally the current variation, which is being used to record young children using digital toys and associated software. Particular attention is paid to the way in which the original approach has been adapted in order to accommodate learning contexts that involve technology beyond the desktop computer. We explore some of the challenges these different learning situations pose for those involved in the evaluation of collaborative learning and suggest that tried and tested techniques can be adapted and re-used, provided that the foci of interactivity are clearly specified and the appropriate data sources identified.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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