Engaging Collaborative Learners with Helping Agents

  title={Engaging Collaborative Learners with Helping Agents},
  author={Sourish Chaudhuri and Rohit Kumar and Iris K. Howley and Carolyn Penstein Ros{\'e}},
We present the results of a study in which we contrast alternative forms of collaborative learning support in the midst of a collaborative design task in which students negotiate between increasing power and increasing environmental friendliness. Our research question is whether interactive instructional support in collaborative learning environments is more effective when it is offered as solicited or unsolicited help. The finding from our classroom study is that dialogue-based support is more… CONTINUE READING
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