Using Collaboration Strategies to Support the Monitoring of Online Collaborative Learning Activity

  • Thanasis Daradoumis
  • Angel A. Juan
  • Fernando Lera-López
  • Javier Faulin
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 73)

Abstract

This paper first discusses the importance of online education and highlights its main benefits and challenges. In this context, on the one hand, we argue the significance of monitoring students’ and groups’ activity in an online learning environment. On the other hand, we analyze the informational needs that should be covered by any monitoring information system. Finally, the paper goes a step further by proposing the use of collaboration strategies as a manner to improve monitoring and learning processes in computer-supported collaborative learning.

Keywords

Monitoring Online Learning Collaboration Strategies Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thanasis Daradoumis
    • 1
  • Angel A. Juan
    • 1
  • Fernando Lera-López
    • 2
  • Javier Faulin
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunication StudiesOpen University of CataloniaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Dep. of Economics and Dep. of Statistics and ORPublic University of NavarrePamplonaSpain

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