A method and tool to support the analysis and enhance the understanding of peer-to-peer learning experiences
AbstractIn this paper we look at how a web-based social software can be used to make qualitative data analysis of online peer-to-peer learning experiences. Specifically, we propose to use Cohere, a web-based social sense-making tool, to observe, track, annotate and visualize discussion group activities in online courses. We define a specific methodology for data observation and structuring, and present results of the analysis of peer interactions conducted in discussion forum in a real case study of a P2PU course. Finally we discuss how network visualization and analysis can be used to gather a better understanding of the peer-to-peer learning experience. To do so, we provide preliminary insights on the social, dialogical and conceptual connections that have been generated within one online discussion group.
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De Liddo, Anna <http://oro.open.ac.uk/view/person/all94.html> and Alevizou, Panagiota <http://oro.open.ac.uk/view/person/pa2859.html> (2010). A method and tool to support the analysis and enhance the understanding of peer-to-peer learning experiences. In: OpenED2010: Seventh Annual Open Education Conference, 2-4 Nov 2010, Barcelona, Spain.