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Joel Schneier

Visualizing collaborative writing

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Since the readings this week get heavy into collaboration (including the difficulties in addressing assessment of collaborative student work), I thought I'd at least share this. This is a Google App that visualizes the writing process of multiple contributors within a Google Doc. I've mentioned that I like using Google Docs as a space for collaboration, and there are certainly ways to observe that collaboration occurring live, but this might be an interesting way to re-visualize that process. This is of course all based on keystrokes and mouse movements, so it doesn't say anything about the off-screen collaborative processes that occur. 

Here's a link to the tool itself (DocuViz) as well as a paper from a recent conference proceedings.