Evaluating Collaborative Learning Processes

  • César A. Collazos
  • Luis A. Guerrero
  • José A. Pino
  • Sergio F. Ochoa
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2440)

Abstract

Understanding and analyzing collaborative learning processes require a fine-grained sequential analysis of the group interaction in the context of learning goals. Several researchers in the area of cooperative work take as a success criterion the quality of the group outcome. Nevertheless, recent findings are giving importance to the quality of the cooperation process itself. This paper presents a set of indicators which main objective is to evaluate the collaborative learning process. We have defined an experiment with a tool instrumented to gather data from groups working in a simple task. This data is then useful to build the cooperation indicators, which in turn allow us to estimate the quality of the work process.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • César A. Collazos
    • 1
  • Luis A. Guerrero
    • 1
  • José A. Pino
    • 1
  • Sergio F. Ochoa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversidad de ChileSantiagoChile

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