FROM CSCL TO VGSCL - A New Approximation to Collaborative Learning

N. Padilla Zea, J. L. González Sánchez, F. L. Gutiérrez, M. J. Cabrera, P. Paderewski



In this paper we point out the advantages of CSCL (Computer – Supported Collaborative Learning) and technological media to improve the learning process. In particular, we are interested in using videogames as complement to traditional education. So, our main proposal is intended to introduce collaborative activities into educational videogames maintaining playability as pupils obtain benefits from both activities (play and learn). We have named this proposal as VGSCL (VideoGames-Supported Computer Learning). One of the biggest problems of including collaborative activities into learning process is assessing if collaboration is being made in an efficient way. To do this we are working in a method to detect, analyse and adapt interaction patterns. In this paper we present the first step in this process by proposing a messages classification. This classification is intended to determine which messages are relevant to the study and how important they are to the collaboration process. Also, we give some examples of using this categorization by using the educational videogame with collaborative activities “Leoncio and friends”.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Padilla Zea N., González Sánchez J., Gutiérrez F., Cabrera M. and Paderewski P. (2009). FROM CSCL TO VGSCL - A New Approximation to Collaborative Learning . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8111-82-1, pages 329-334. DOI: 10.5220/0001974603290334

in Bibtex Style

author={N. Padilla Zea and J. L. González Sánchez and F. L. Gutiérrez and M. J. Cabrera and P. Paderewski},
title={FROM CSCL TO VGSCL - A New Approximation to Collaborative Learning},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - FROM CSCL TO VGSCL - A New Approximation to Collaborative Learning
SN - 978-989-8111-82-1
AU - Padilla Zea N.
AU - González Sánchez J.
AU - Gutiérrez F.
AU - Cabrera M.
AU - Paderewski P.
PY - 2009
SP - 329
EP - 334
DO - 10.5220/0001974603290334