Deictic Roles of External Representations in Face-to-face and Online Collaboration

@inproceedings{Suthers2003DeicticRO,
  title={Deictic Roles of External Representations in Face-to-face and Online Collaboration},
  author={Dan Suthers and Laura E. Girardeau},
  year={2003}
}
This research explores how shared, learner-constructed representations serve as resources for conversation in face-to-face and online situations. An important role of shared representations in collaborative learning is to facilitate the ease of reference to previously introduced ideas. Complex ideas are more easily expressed when their component ideas can be indicated with simple gestures. Yet gesture does not have the same immediacy in typical online learning environments. We examined the… CONTINUE READING