[C69] N. Avouris, V. Komis, M. Margaritis, G. Fiotakis, Tools to support interaction and collaboration analysis, Proc. of CSCL2003 Community events, pp. 111-113, June 14-18, Bergen, 2003. (pdf)
Analysis of interaction between computer artefacts and learning actors in the context of collaborative problem solving is a tedious process, which needs to be supported by appropriate tools. In this paper we present tools, recently developed, that can support interrelation and synchronization of various streams of field data. A key characteristic of these tools is their support for a multi-level structure of annotations, through which the problem-solving activity can be interpreted and presented. This multi-level representation can be inter-related to the raw field data, and can drive the navigation of the researcher in the activity data. An example of use of these tools for analysis and evaluation of a collaborative problem solving activity is presented in the demo that accompanies this paper.