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ERIC Number: EJ794651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Group Mirrors to Support Interaction Regulation in Collaborative Problem Solving
Jermann, Patrick; Dillenbourg, Pierre
Computers & Education, v51 n1 p279-296 Aug 2008
Two experimental studies test the effect of group mirrors upon quantitative and qualitative aspects of participation in collaborative problem solving. Mirroring tools consist of a graphical representation of the group's actions which is dynamically updated and displayed to the collaborators. In addition, metacognitive tools display a standard for desirable behavior. Results show that a mirroring tool did not substantively affect the behavior of subjects while a metacognitive tool led to increased participation in dialogue, including more frequent and precise planning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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