Analysis and Assessment of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conversations

Stefan Trausan-Matu

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    The presentation will consider Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) in small teams using instant messenger online conversations (chats). The theoretical background of CSCL will be introduced. Discourse analysis techniques will be discussed, starting from a theory based on music polyphony, which helps to understand how learners inter-animate in collaborative chats. Software tools for discourse analysis based on natural language processing and social networks techniques wil be presented and two experimental cases will be considered: Mathematical problem solving in virtual teams of K-12 students (research performed in the VMT project at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA) and knowledge construction in virtual small groups of students from a Computer-Science department (the EU FP7 LTfLL and the Romanian K-Teams projects).
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2008
    EventLearning networks for professionals (Leernetwerken voor professional) - Open Universiteit, Heerlen, Netherlands
    Duration: 14 Nov 200814 Nov 2008


    SymposiumLearning networks for professionals (Leernetwerken voor professional)


    • Computer supported collaborative learning
    • Discourse analysis technique
    • Social networks techniques
    • Life long Learning


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