Evaluating the Learning Effectiveness of Collaborative Problem Solving in Computer-Mediated Settings

Evaluating the Learning Effectiveness of Collaborative Problem Solving in Computer-Mediated Settings

Ourania Petropoulou (University of Piraeus, Greece), Georgia Lazakidou (University of Piraeus, Greece), Symeon Retalis (University of Piraeus, Greece) and Charalambos Vrasidas (CARDET, Cyprus)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-976-2.ch011
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Abstract

here is a growing need for systematic evaluations of computer-supported collaborative learning environments. The present chapter focuses on the evaluation of the learning effectiveness of the interactions that take place in computer-supported problem solving environments. This chapter emphasizes the need for supporting evaluators of such environments with holistic evaluation conceptual frameworks and tools that can facilitate the analysis of data gathered during the evaluation process. We discuss in detail such a holistic framework which has been tested through a primary education case-study.

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