Discussion Tracker: Supporting Teacher Learning about Students' Collaborative Argumentation in High School Classrooms

02/20/2021
by   Luca Lugini, et al.
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Teaching collaborative argumentation is an advanced skill that many K-12 teachers struggle to develop. To address this, we have developed Discussion Tracker, a classroom discussion analytics system based on novel algorithms for classifying argument moves, specificity, and collaboration. Results from a classroom deployment indicate that teachers found the analytics useful, and that the underlying classifiers perform with moderate to substantial agreement with humans.

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