Facilitate the facilitator Maarten de Laat, Marian Chamrada & Rupert Wegerif Networked Learning Conference 2008
Argunaut <ul><li>Tool to support moderators </li></ul><ul><li>Synchronous discussions (asynchronous) </li></ul><ul><li>Gra...
<ul><li>Digalo discussion space </li></ul>Moderators Interface
Facilitate the facilitator <ul><li>Awareness indicators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing live feedback on student discussio...
Awareness indicators
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Remote Control
Moderators Interface Digalo discussion space
Moderators Interface Digalo discussion space
Moderators Interface Digalo discussion space
User feedback <ul><li>Steep learning curve for moderators to use the system </li></ul><ul><li>Students like moderator invo...
 
 
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Argunaut Maarten De Laat

  1. 1. Facilitate the facilitator Maarten de Laat, Marian Chamrada & Rupert Wegerif Networked Learning Conference 2008
  2. 2. Argunaut <ul><li>Tool to support moderators </li></ul><ul><li>Synchronous discussions (asynchronous) </li></ul><ul><li>Graphical discussion space using Digalo/Freestyler </li></ul><ul><li>Aim of the project: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>moderate more than 1 synchronous discussion at the same time </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Digalo discussion space </li></ul>Moderators Interface
  4. 4. Facilitate the facilitator <ul><li>Awareness indicators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing live feedback on student discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Descriptive statistics – number / type of message </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social network analysis – user engagement/group relationships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deep loop analysis – AI algorithms based on discourse analysis of pedagogical events </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rule-based alerts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Replay </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Remote control </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing interaction tools to moderate discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sending pop-up message to student(s) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Annotate student contributions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight messages </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remote pointer </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Awareness indicators
  6. 14. Remote Control
  7. 15. Moderators Interface Digalo discussion space
  8. 16. Moderators Interface Digalo discussion space
  9. 17. Moderators Interface Digalo discussion space
  10. 18. User feedback <ul><li>Steep learning curve for moderators to use the system </li></ul><ul><li>Students like moderator involvement (though they felt a bit ‘funny’ in the beginning (big brother)) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Especially regarding general guidance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10 minutes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Move to the next phase </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use particular discussion shapes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Annotations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Moderators were a bit late in their comments  student discussion had moved on </li></ul><ul><li>Need for space management using grid / clear pedagogical framework to guide student discussions </li></ul>

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