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|Title:||Analyzing and Supporting Collaboration in Cooperative Computer-Mediated Communication|
|Publisher:||International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)|
|Citation:||Zumbach, J., Schönemann, J., & Reimann, P. (2005). Analyzing and Supporting Collaboration in Cooperative Computer-Mediated Communication. In Koschmann, T., Suthers, D. D., & Chan, T. (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005 (pp. 758-767). Taipei, Taiwan: International Society of the Learning Sciences.|
|Abstract:||Two methods for fostering collaborative behavior are compared: a feedback-mechanism to scaffold collaborative behavior, and use of distributed learning resources. Based on recent re- search on what constitutes effective collaboration behavior, we developed a coding scheme to categorize learner-learner interaction as collaboration. In a collaboration environment for learner dyads specifically implemented to test our hypotheses, a human observer identified, in parallel with students' interactions, instances of real collaboration, and gave online feedback. In the same two-factorial design, we varied the resources available to the partners. The influence of these in- terventions on outcomes related to knowledge acquisition, problem-solving, group climate and collaborative behavior was tested. Results suggest there are benefits in providing a feedback ap- proach in fostering collaboration and enhancing problem-solving quality.|
|Appears in Collections:||CSCL 2005|
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