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Title Evaluating Collaborative Learning Processes using System-based Measurement
Authors Cesar A. Collazos, Luis A. Guerrero, José A. Pino, Stefano Renzi, Jane Klobas, Manuel Ortega, Miguel A. Redondo, Crescencio Bravo
Publication date July 2007
Abstract Much of the research on collaborative work focuses on the quality of the group outcome as a measure of
success. There is less research on the collaboration process itself, but an understanding of the process should
help to improve both the process and the outcomes of collaboration. Understanding and analyzing collaborative
learning processes requires a fine-grained analysis of group interaction in the context of learning goals. Taking
into account the relationships among tasks, products and collaboration this paper presents a set of measures
designed to evaluate the collaborative learning process. We emphasise: direct system-based measures based on
data produced by a collaborative learning system during the collaboration process, and suggest that these
measures can be enhanced by also considering participants’ perceptions of the process.
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Pages 257-274
Volume 10
Journal name Journal of Educational Technology and Society
Publisher International Forum of Educational Technology & Society (New York, NY, USA)
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