At the nexus of learning and innovation
March 5, 1:00 pm

CoCoLab - room 236/237, level 2, A35 Education Building, University of Sydney Camperdown campus

Do you see us? Video Analysis in Research on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL)


CoCoLab - room 236/237, level 2, A35 Education Building, University of Sydney Camperdown campus

  • Tues Mar 5th, 1.00pm - 2.00pm - this is a brown-bag event. Refreshments will be provided, please bring a mug/Keepcup etc if possible.
  • CoCoLab (room 236/7 on level 2, A35 Education Building)
  • No registration is needed, just come on the day.

This seminar will offer a discussion about significant advances in the collection and analysis of video data in computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) research. The seminar thus offers a preview to a new book chapter Carmen has been writing together with Ricki Goldman and Alessia Ruf, and summarize two recent publications. In the first part of the talk, examples will be provided illustrating current and future advances in video data collection, transformation, coding, and analysis. The potentials of new methods such as virtual reality environments for collecting and analyzing video data will be discussed, as they become new foci for future CSCL research. In the second part – we will look at opportunities and limitations of common methods for analyz-ing group collaboration processes in applied settings – including nonverbal behaviors - and out-line how visual analytics approaches might add to the common methods.

Carmen Zahn holds a position as a full professor at the School of Applied Psychology/University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Northwestern Switzerland. She focuses in her work on new media in the context of digital transformation and digital competency. Her research areas are digital media and cooperation as well as collaborative learning in education. Prof. Zahn worked for ten years as a scientific researcher at the Knowledge Media Research Center (KMRC) at Tübingen, Germany, where she explored the role of new net-based media in school teaching/learning processes (classroom learning with online video tools, developing the professional media skills of teachers). She did a guest placement at the Stanford Graduate School of Education/H-Star Institute (Human Sciences and Technology's Advanced Research Institute - Prof. Roy Pea).