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Article of Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2013

Analyzing group coordination when solving geometry problems with dynamic-geometry software

Author: Diler Oner

Abstract: In CSCL research, collaborative activity is conceptualized along various yet intertwined dimensions. When functioning within these multiple dimensions, participants make use of several resources, which can be social or content-related (and sometimes temporal) in nature. It is the effective coordination of these resources that appears to characterize successful collaborative activity. This study proposes a methodological approach for studying coordination of resources when solving geometry problems with dynamic geometry software. The aim is to suggest a methodological lens to capture both the content-related and social discourse within the context of geometry problem solving using dynamic geometry software. As an example, the paper also provides an analysis of a dyad’s face-to-face interaction using the suggested framework.

Keywords: Coordination, Geometry problem solving, Dynamic geometry software, Qualitative inquiry, Face-to-face collaboration

Citation: Oner, D. (2013) Analyzing group coordination when solving geometry problems with dynamic-geometry software. ijcscl 8 (1), pp. 13-39

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-012-9161-0

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