[c122] E. Voyiatzaki, M. Margaritis and N. Avouris, Analysis of Synchronous Collaboration: the Teachersʼ Perspective, Proceedings 5th ETPE Conference, Thessaloniki, 4-8 October 2006 (revised version of [c113]).
Collaborative Interaction Analysis involves quantitative and qualitative techniques of coding and interpreting recorded group activities, mostly used by researchers of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL). These techniques are usually tedious and necessitate specialized knowledge, so they are not suitable for everyday class practice. A hypothesis investigated in this paper is that such methods in a simplified version, if supported by adequate tools may be useful in design, implementation and evaluation of collaborative activities by teachers. The Synergo Interaction Analysis Tool is proposed for such use and an example of collaborative problem solving activity analysis by teachers during a collaborative activity is discussed as evidence of the effectiveness of this proposal.