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Teachers of networked collaborative classrooms, with multiple groups interacting in parallel, need assistance for better understanding and regulating the learning process. They may use tools that collect and process studentsʼ activity data, and generate views of studentsʼ activities.
Classroom management tools may be used to observe and control studentsʼ screens, but often fail to exploit interaction data. We present the results of a study where teachers used a classroom management environment to monitor studentsʼ collaborative activities, and a discussion of the alternative views provided by a cscl tool, designed for teacherʼs support.