Collaborative Computing Observation Instrument

The Collaborative Computing Observation Instrument (C-COI) allows researchers to study the learning processes that K-12 students engage in while doing computational thinking and programming activities.  It has undergone content and construct validation over the course of three years (Israel et al., 2016). The C-COI is used to analyze video screen capture data from Screencastify, video capture software for Google Chrome. This video is analyzed for:

  • Time on task
  • Persistence
  • Help seeking/help giving
  • Collaborative problem solving
  • Problems students face while engaged in computing
  • Social behaviors of students engaged in computing

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CCOI Slides

CCOI slides