Analysing tabletop based computer supported collaborative learning data through visualization

Ammar Al-Qaraghuli, Halimah Badioze Zaman, Patrick Olivier, Ahmed Kharrufa, Azlina Ahmad

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The development of digital tabletops that support user identification has opened the door for investigating users' achievement in groupware based face-to-face Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) settings. When students collaborate around the tabletop, teachers need to be aware of the steps undertaken by the students in order to reflect their achievements.We focused on exploring patterns of interaction between students and the objects of an educational application called 'Digital Mysteries', used as a basis for distinguishing the work of higher achieving groups from lower achieving ones. Teachers' analysis of trial videos were informative in analysing data which aimed at automatically generating visualization log based dataset that reflect on students' achievements. Our approach on users' assessment, based on the interaction patterns in co-located CSCL setting, can be generalised to cover other collaborative application domains. The usefulness of such patterns can be applied in new designs of collaborative applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVisual Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationSustaining Research and Innovations - Second International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2011, Proceedings
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783642251900
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Visual Informatics Conference 2011 - Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: 9 Nov 201111 Nov 2011
Conference number: 2nd (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
NumberPART 1
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Visual Informatics Conference 2011
Abbreviated titleIVIC 2011
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  • Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL)
  • Log analysis
  • Tabletops
  • Visual Informatics
  • Visualization

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