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The structure of collaborative problem solving in a virtual math team

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The structure of collaborative problem solving in a virtual math team
To develop a science of small-group interaction in groupware, we need a method for analyzing the structure of computer-mediated discourse. Conversation analysis offers an analysis of conversational talk in terms of a fine structure of adjacency pairs and offers some suggestions about longer sequences built on these pairs. This paper presents a case study of students solving a math problem in an online chat environment. It shows that their problem-solving discourse consists of a sequence of exchanges, each built on a base adjacency pair and each contributing a move in the solution process. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.5.3 [Group and Organization Interfaces]: Computersupported cooperative work, Evaluation/methodology, Theory and models – interaction analysis, group cognition, computersupported collaborative learning. General Terms Design, Experimentation, Human Factors, Theory. Keywords Group Cognition, Virtual Math Teams, Interaction Analysis, Conversation Analysis, Adjacency...
Gerry Stahl
Added 14 May 2011
Updated 14 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where ICONFERENCE
Authors Gerry Stahl
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