Supporting teachers’ intervention in students’ virtual collaboration using a network based model

Tiffany Herder, Zachari Swiecki, Simon Skov Fougt, Andreas Lindenskov Tamborg, Benjamin Brink Allsopp, David Williamson Shaffer, Morten Misfeldt

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This paper reports a Design-Based Research project developing a tool (the Process Tab) that supports teachers’ interventions with students in virtual internships. The tool uses a networked approach and allows insights into the discourse of groups and individuals based on contributions in chat fora and assignments. In the paper, we present the tool and reports from interviews with three teachers who used the tool. The interviews provide insights about the teachers’ hopes, actual use, and difficulties with the tool. The main insight is that even though the teachers genuinely liked the idea and specific representations of the Process Tab, their lack of ability to teach and look at the tool at the same time hindered their use. In the final part of the paper, we discuss how to address this issue.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (LAK’18)
EditorsSimon Buckingham Shum, Rebecca Ferguson, Agathe Merceron, Xavier Ochoa
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450364003
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference 2018 - SMC Conference & Function Centre, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 5 Mar 20189 Mar 2018
Conference number: 8th (Conference website) (Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference 2018
Abbreviated titleLAK 2018
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  • ACM proceedings
  • Immersive learning environments
  • Learning analytics
  • Teacher intervention
  • Teacher practices
  • Virtual collaboration

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