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Observation data from interactions of students using Digital Mysteries on a multi-pen tabletop

posted on 01.01.2016, 00:00 by M Lin, A Kharrufa, A Preston, Z Kong
Observation methods provided the main source of data for the study which allowed us to view the processes involved in the students’ completion of the Digital Mysteries task through multiple lenses. For each of the sessions (n = 3) two video cameras captured the verbal and non-verbal communication in the environment from two different physical angles. Audio-recordings served as a detailed record of verbal communication which enhanced the production of multimodal transcriptions. As well as the audio and video streams, the digital tabletop recorded interaction logs of all activities taking place on the table consisting of individual and group contributions at each stage. When triangulated with interaction log data, the observation data provided us with a detailed view of the role and quality of the mediation of reasoning skills in the Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Environment.


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