Towards a Monitoring-Aware Design Process for CSCL Scripts

  • María Jesús Rodríguez-Triana
  • Alejandra Martínez-Monés
  • Juan Ignacio Asensio-Pérez
  • Yannis Dimitriadis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7493)


Scripting and monitoring are two well-known strategies to enhance collaboration in CSCL settings. Teachers are incorporating them increasingly into their practice, however it is not common to find both of them aligned. We are working on the definition of a learning design process that takes monitoring issues into account and leads to better and more efficient monitoring when the scripts are put into practice. Moreover, if the learning design is based on patterns, the information given by these patterns can help to shape this enhanced design process. This paper presents a pilot study where a participatory design approach was followed. The first author and a teacher co-designed a CSCL situation in higher education based on the Jigsaw pattern. The analysis of the co-design process gave us a first structure of the data to be considered in monitoring-aware learning designs and a set of measures for enhancing monitoring at design-time.


CSCL learning design scripting monitoring collaborative learning flow patterns 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • María Jesús Rodríguez-Triana
    • 1
  • Alejandra Martínez-Monés
    • 1
  • Juan Ignacio Asensio-Pérez
    • 1
  • Yannis Dimitriadis
    • 1
  1. 1.GSIC-EMICUniversity of ValladolidSpain

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