Journal article

Monitoring patterns of social and cognitive student behaviors in online collaborative problem solving assessments

Claire Scoular, Esther Care

COMPUTERS IN HUMAN BEHAVIOR | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Collaborative problem solving (CPS) is a complex skill composed of multiple subskills. While there are several definitions and frameworks for the measurement of CPS, the relationships between the subskills remain unclear. Understanding these relationships can have a direct impact on how assessments are designed, how the measures are developed, and how teaching interventions are planned. The approach outlined here represents use of an inference model in assessment rather than a model in which direct responses to questions with correct and incorrect responses are used to identify abilities. Inferences about capabilities are made based on student behaviors in an online environment as represente..

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