Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Series

Analyzing Interactions in CSCL

Methods, Approaches and Issues

Editors: Puntambekar, Sadhana, Erkens, Gijsbert, Hmelo-Silver, Cindy (Eds.)

  • Synthesizes and analyzes interactions within CSCL
  • Provides alternative methodologies for researchers in the CSCL field
  • Addresses unique needs of CSCL researchers
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Analyzing Collaborative Interactions in CSCL Methods, Approaches, and Issues Sadhana Puntambekar, Gijsbert Erkens, and Cindy Hmelo-Silver, editors In more than two decades of research in CSCL (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning), researchers have used several methods to understand how individuals learn in groups and how groups of learners construct knowledge. The individual and group learning processes have been studied using a variety of methods. Analyzing Collaborative Interactions in CSCL reveals the wide range of this research: qualitative and quantitative methods, studies of the learning process as well as outcomes, and the measurement of group and individual members’ learning. Focusing on three major research areas—group processes, learning within groups, and frameworks for analyzing CSCL—leading scholars present models, methods, and tools that readers can adapt to fit their own projects. Basic research issues such as defining the unit of analysis, determining the grain size of the data, and representing the temporality of interactions are discussed in the context of these methods addressing issues such as: • Studying group cognition through the lens of social order. • Using visualization methods to assess group members’ individual progress. • Analyzing collaborative interactions with data mining methods. • Assessing student project groups online and offline. • Using multilevel analysis in text-based communication. • Analyzing collaborative interactions across settings and domains. Together, the chapters in Analyzing Collaborative Interactions in CSCL model a range of methods for CSCL researchers in education, education technology, and cognitive science.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • A Complexity-Grounded Model for the Emergence of Convergence in CSCL Groups

    Kapur, Manu (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • Analyzing the Contextual Nature of Collaborative Activity

    Arvaja, Maarit

    Pages 25-46

  • Understanding Learners’ Knowledge Building Trajectory Through Visualizations of Multiple Automated Analyses

    Law, Nancy (et al.)

    Pages 47-82

  • Representational Tools for Understanding Complex Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Environments

    Hmelo-Silver, Cindy E. (et al.)

    Pages 83-106

  • How to Study Group Cognition

    Stahl, Gerry

    Pages 107-130

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eBook $209.00
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Hardcover $269.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2788-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Analyzing Interactions in CSCL
Book Subtitle
Methods, Approaches and Issues
Editors
  • Sadhana Puntambekar
  • Gijsbert Erkens
  • Cindy Hmelo-Silver
Series Title
Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Series
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7710-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7710-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7709-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2788-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 416
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