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PyramidApp: scalable method enabling collaboration in the classroom

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dc.contributor.author Manathunga, Kalpani
dc.contributor.author Hernández Leo, Davinia
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-29T18:14:40Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-29T18:14:40Z
dc.date.issued 2016-09
dc.identifier.citation Manathunga K, Hernández-Leo D. PyramidApp: scalable method enabling collaboration in the classroom. In: Verbert K, Sharples M, Klobučar T, editors. Adaptive and adaptable learning: 11th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2016, Lyon, France, September 13-16, 2016, Proceedings. Heidelberg: Springer, 2016. p. 422-7. (LNCS, no. 9891). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-45153-4_37
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-319-45152-7
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/27321
dc.description.abstract Computer Supported Collaborative Learning methods support fruitful social interactions using technological mediation and orchestration. However, studies indicate that most existing CSCL methods have not been applied to large classes, means that they may not scale well or that it’s unclear to what extent or with which technological mechanisms scalability could be feasible. This paper introduces and evaluates PyramidApp, implementing a scalable pedagogical method refining Pyramid (aka Snowball) collaborative learning flow pattern. Refinements include rating and discussing to reach upon global consensus. Three different face-to-face classroom situations were used to evaluate different tasks of pyramid interactions. Experiments led to conclude that pyramids can be meaningful with around 20 participants per pyramid of 3–4 levels, with several pyramids running in parallel depending on the classroom size. An underpinning algorithm enabling elastic creation of multiple pyramids, using control timers and triggering flow awareness facilitated scalability, dynamism and overall user satisfaction in the experience.
dc.description.abstract Paper presented at 11th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2016, Lyon, France, September 13-16, 2016.
dc.description.sponsorship This work has been partially funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (TIN2014-53199-C3-3-R; MDM-2015-0502).
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.relation.ispartof Verbert K, Sharples M, Klobučar T, editors. Adaptive and adaptable learning: 11th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2016, Lyon, France, September 13-16, 2016, Proceedings. Heidelberg: Springer, 2016. p. 422-7. (LNCS, no. 9891).
dc.relation.isreferencedby http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.375555
dc.rights © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
dc.title PyramidApp: scalable method enabling collaboration in the classroom
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45153-4_37
dc.subject.keyword Computer
dc.subject.keyword Supported collaborative learning
dc.subject.keyword Pyramid/snowball collaborative learning flow pattern
dc.subject.keyword Large groups
dc.subject.keyword Classroom
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreements/ES/1PE/TIN2014-53199-C3-3-R
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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