Displaying the Collaborative Process as Meta-knowledge

Description of a Mirroring Strategy and Its Results
  • María Alejandra ZangaraEmail author
  • Cecilia Sanz
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 790)


There is consensus as regards the fact that group strategies and group building processes are a significant aspect of knowledge for those who work collaboratively. The decision as to which indicators educators select and display when accompanying collaborative groups is a strategic one. Likewise, the point in time when the group can access information about their collaboration – after the process is completed or during the process – is also important. In this article, we propose and discuss a collaborative work monitoring strategy that is implemented as a mirroring technique which has been tested in a post-graduate educational experience in 2016. Preliminary results would confirm the idea that the group benefits from knowing how the collaborative process is progressing and would also indicate that there is a greater awareness in each team member in relation to his/her own task and those of their peers.


Collaborative work indicators Collaborative work monitoring Mirroring strategy Meta-knowledge Collaborative work 



Special thanks to the REFORTICCA (Resources for Empowering ICT, Science, and Environment Educators) project, funded by the Scientific Research Agency of the Province of Buenos Aires (CICPBA), which will allow promoting this experience among other educators and students in the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer Science, Computer Science Research Institute LIDI (III-LIDI)National University of La PlataLa PlataArgentina
  2. 2.Scientific Research Agency of the Province of Buenos Aires (CICPBA)Buenos AiresArgentina

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