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Video Collaboratories for Research and Education: An Analysis of Collaboration Design Patterns

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2 Author(s)
Pea, R. ; H-STAR Inst. & the Sch. of Educ., Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA ; Lindgren, R.

Web-based video collaboration environments have transformative potential for video-enhanced education and for video-based research studies. We first describe DIVER, a platform designed to solve a set of core challenges we have identified in supporting video collaboratories. We then characterize five collaboration design patterns (CDPs) that emerged from numerous collaborative groups who appropriated DIVER for their video-based practices. Collaboration design patterns (CDPs) are ways of characterizing interaction patterns in the uses of collaboration technology. Finally we propose a three-dimensional design matrix for incorporating these observed patterns. This representation can serve heuristically in making design suggestions for supporting a broader constellation of user groups than those spanned by our observed CDPs.

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Learning Technologies, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:1 ,  Issue: 4 )