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How can we create a tool that helps teams recognize their progress and feel support for their work?

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Liz Gerber joined the project

2 years ago ·

Emily Harburg

My sprint goal for the next 2 weeks:
(1) Submit poster and write-up to Grace Hopper on April 4th!
(2) Clean up assertions based on feedback and make language more precise.
(3) Bring cleaned up assertions and paper into paper!

High-level quarter Spring 20016 goals:
(a) Finish TOCHI Qual - submit to TOCHI
(b) Finish Lit Review Qual - submit to CSCW
(c) Begin dissertation proposal

2 years ago ·

Natalia Smirnov - YAY!!! Go Em!!

2 years ago

Daniel Rees Lewis - Yay! I like the precision of the Cheers paper goals :)

2 years ago

Stand for Wednesday, Mar 30

What’s your sprint goal for this week?
My sprint goal for this week is to finish the poster submission for Grace Hopper (2 pager + poster). As well as to get a fully cleaned up draft of the CheerOn paper for the team for Friday.
Are you on track to achieving your sprint goal?
Yes
What specific progress have you made toward the goal since last stand?
I revised the assertions, novelty, and have been working on pulling the cleaned sections in the clean paper --> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a_RwJuFp9OKHb1nX7n5T0DT_vIGfPBDcH1XCtUm9x3s/edit
What will you achieve between now and the next stand?
I will have a draft of the Grace Hopper submission materials, and have a draft of the clean paper for Friday!
What obstacles are in the way of achieving your sprint goal? Who do you need to talk to or what will you do to overcome these obstacles?
Connecting with Dan/Matt/Liz about the novelty + assertions, when possible!

Emily Harburg created a new goal:

Spring 2016 Goals:
Finish TOCHI Qual - submit to TOCHI
Finish Lit Review Qual - submit to CSCW
Begin dissertation proposal

Spring 2016 Submissions:
TOCHI - cheers (due ASAP!)
CSCW - lit review (due May 22nd)

2 years ago ·

Stand for Wednesday, Mar 23

What’s your sprint goal for this week?
My sprint goal for this week is to bring my revised assertions into my revised paper so that we can get to a clean version of the paper.
Are you on track to achieving your sprint goal?
Yes
What specific progress have you made toward the goal since last stand?
I have worked on my assertions a little bit and read 4 related work papers.
What will you achieve between now and the next stand?
I am going to work on cleaning up the next version of the paper and adding in the revised assertions and novelty.
What obstacles are in the way of achieving your sprint goal? Who do you need to talk to or what will you do to overcome these obstacles?
I am just waiting on feedback, but can keep moving on the other parts.

Stand for Monday, Mar 21

What’s your sprint goal for this week?
My sprint goal for this week is to revise the assertions for my paper and include them in my next take at the cleaned version of the paper.
Are you on track to achieving your sprint goal?
Yes
What specific progress have you made toward the goal since last stand?
I revised the three assertions and added in the novelty. Sent them to Matt, Liz, Dan for feedback.
What will you achieve between now and the next stand?
I will add in the revised assertions into my paper and keep cleaning up the rest of the paper.
What obstacles are in the way of achieving your sprint goal? Who do you need to talk to or what will you do to overcome these obstacles?
Right now just making sure the assertions and novelty is correct.

Stand for Wednesday, Mar 9

What’s your sprint goal for this week?
Finish a full draft of the TOCHI paper to swap with Dan!
Are you on track to achieving your sprint goal?
Yes
What specific progress have you made toward the goal since last stand?
Went through lit review sections and adding in new relevant lit pertaining to new themes.
What will you achieve between now and the next stand?
Clean up the results section and getting my discussion section revised.
What obstacles are in the way of achieving your sprint goal? Who do you need to talk to or what will you do to overcome these obstacles?
Just big blocks of internet-free, uninterrupted time! (I've realized that I have great success reading and writing in airplanes.. Not the most cost-friendly solution, but need to recreate this elsewhere.)

Emily Harburg

Additional Feedback on Causal Model (Liz):

High-level:
1) Use precise language
2) look up terms online - Facebook mechanics of posting
3) Color -- Black and white, bold, italicize
4) Add in NOVELTY - bullet points

Additional:
Put next to features section on the left - keep flow going
only cheer about one of three things
If you cheer on every little thing — loses value // Feature is open-ended project posting/ posting schedule — look at tweeting / frame around this, what are the technical terms around when people decide to post? Mechanics of posting
Scaffold learning in the future
Put under features that influence factors of cheers // Look this is a complex system - coming from different places and features/ look at different features of a system / implications are starting to become clearer / bigger theory beyond people on the

ASK:
1) does the data fit?
2) does it flow?

Verbal & non-verbal features
There are verbal and nonverbal cues as well as the status of the relationship — categorize them at a higher level
can take this to another domain / communication theory — offline you expect relationship to be most effective, followed by verbal - shift layers of importance, non-verbal cues are important

Categorizing these: cognitive (3) and behavioral (1) responses
Is this unique?? When people get cheers- how do you get them to behave, how is this different than what might happen in a web-mediated relationship vs face2face

2 years ago ·

Emily Harburg

NOTES FROM CAUSAL MODEL (Dan)

#2) Social Ties, Identity Empathetic, Commitment, Expertise/Confidence - posting based on connection

#4) Kraut & Resnik book #2 - ask and ye shall receive /

“Design claim 32: People will be more willing to contribute in an
online group the more that they are committed to the group.

Design claim 34: People will be more willing to contribute in an online group when they think that they are unique and others in the group cannot make contributions similar to theirs.”

—> learning communities stress that they are places to take on these social project.. when they say your work matters, learning community is a place where they say that they do work that matters

—> consistent with literature on learning communities is that they are great at having prosocial aims- this helps when validators stress prosocial goal and they feel more connected to the community

—> background // introduce this idea about what a learning community is

—> link between connection to validators validators and help-seeking/perceived value / community support, connect these factors

—> Laura Dabbish / GitHub: https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~xia/resources/Documents/cscw2012_Github-paper-FinalVersion-1.pdf

--> Combine G with F!

2 years ago ·

Stand for Wednesday, Feb 24

What’s your sprint goal for this week?
Finish the Results section of paper & add in revised flow.
Are you on track to achieving your sprint goal?
Yes
What specific progress have you made toward the goal since last stand?
I completed the causal model and have been cleaning up the results section so that it can be pulled back into the paper. Getting close!
What will you achieve between now and the next stand?
Finish cleaning the results and pulling it into the paper!
What obstacles are in the way of achieving your sprint goal? Who do you need to talk to or what will you do to overcome these obstacles?
Staying confident and focused about completing the revisions as discussed and getting it done. Staying on track to get the paper done so that we can keep moving as a team!

Natalia Smirnov - Yay Emily!! When you come back, I'd like to think/dream with you about re-conceptualizing the writing process as non-linear, so we don't have to be oppressed by the idea of "done-ness". But cheering you on making so many reviews and revisions and improvements!! Let me know how I can help :)

2 years ago

Emily Harburg - You are so wonderful. I would really love and appreciate that! Let's do that next week when I return! It would be so helpful for me. Thanks for your support, Natunia! Here for you if you need me at any moment, as well!

2 years ago

Emily Harburg

A few reflections while working this week:

(1) Posting documents/work: I have been wrestling with where is best to post completed or in review document in a way that is easy for my collaborators to see.

(2) Notifications to collaborators: Is it best to notify team members of revised documents here on Loft, over Slack, or e-mail?

(3) Knowing when something is "done"/complete: Journal deadlines are tricky for me as they are rolling and seemingly the paper is never fully good enough or "done". Especially with continual great feedback, this process can seem quite endless. How do know we set concrete deadlines and stick to them, knowing that the paper will never be fully perfect? How do we know when to take ownership and decide it's done, or as good as it can be for now?

2 years ago ·

Stand for Monday, Feb 22

What’s your sprint goal for this week?
My sprint goal for this week is to incorporate the data from the revised overview into the paper.
Are you on track to achieving your sprint goal?
Yes
What specific progress have you made toward the goal since last stand?
I've been going through RQ2 using the rubric. I also added to the causal model.
What will you achieve between now and the next stand?
I will finish RQ2 and send this over to Dan/Liz/Matt for input, as well as the cleaned up causal model.
What obstacles are in the way of achieving your sprint goal? Who do you need to talk to or what will you do to overcome these obstacles?
Nothing at this current moment. The data has been a bit slow to go through, but I can see the finish line. I am eager to dig back into the paper using the revised data.

Stand for Wednesday, Feb 17

What’s your sprint goal for this week?
Finishing going through all of my data using the coding rubric, with a focus on RQ2. Complete revised causal model in omnigraffle.
Are you on track to achieving your sprint goal?
Yes
What specific progress have you made toward the goal since last stand?
I went through 2 sections with code, and also drew out a new version of my causal model.
What will you achieve between now and the next stand?
Finish going through all quotes and draw up the revised impact map in OmniGraffle.
What obstacles are in the way of achieving your sprint goal? Who do you need to talk to or what will you do to overcome these obstacles?
Nothing at this specific moment. Will send out to Cheers team once complete!

Stand for Monday, Feb 15

What’s your sprint goal for this week?
My goal for this next sprint is to complete the causal model and data revisions (based on rubric) and add them to our ToCHI paper!
Are you on track to achieving your sprint goal?
Yes
What specific progress have you made toward the goal since last stand?
Since last stand I revised rubric based on feedback from Dan's session in class. I've also been finishing going through the data using the rubric.
What will you achieve between now and the next stand?
Finish going through all data in RQ2 with rubric for Wednesday. Revise causal model diagram for Wednesday.
What obstacles are in the way of achieving your sprint goal? Who do you need to talk to or what will you do to overcome these obstacles?
Currently nothing is in my way. Just need to get it done so I can get feedback on Wednesday. I'm going to try to get it done earlier so that I can send to Dan to see what he thinks!

Emily Harburg

Review of this past 2-week sprint:
(Pluses) Overall this was a more satisfying sprint process for me. I think part of this was to do with accomplishing the Data Analysis Rubric and getting validation from others on the helpfulness of this tool. It felt good to accomplish something concrete and valuable for others. It also helped me to check my own work and remind myself of common pitfalls. So that felt like a success!
(Deltas) I am continuing to wrestle with how to wrap my mind around finishing this paper and making sure that Liz/Matt/Dan all agree with what I’m doing. I think in the coming sprint I need to take a bit more ownership of my work and be confident about my data. I’d really like to push to get this paper completed in the next two weeks and think I can get there if I stay very focused in the coming two weeks and check in with the team. I also found that I didn’t check many off on Loft these past two weeks and I’d like to try to stay accountable to writing stands and using the workbench this week, especially while out of town.

Here is my sprint Goal for next two weeks (will also add to Loft):
In the next two weeks I will:
(a) finish going through the rubric with all my data. My user story is: "As a reader, I will agree that all of my data aligns with my data rubric.” (Due by Tuesday 2/16)
(b) Have Liz approve on the data rubric. My story is: “Liz agrees that data is consistent with claims and rubric." (Due by Wednesday 2/17)
(c) Make revisions based on Liz’s suggestions to data and story flow. My story is: “I have completed all suggestions from Liz." (Due Thursday 2/18)
(d) Review with Dan & Matt on Friday meeting. My story is “Dan & Matt read through and agree with story flow of data.” (Due Friday 2/19)
(e) Begin re-incorporating the data into the paper and writing for a clean version (Due Wednesday 2/24)
(f) Present to Liz during Wednesday meeting (Due Wednesday 2/24)
(g) Work on revisions and then send to Liz, Dan, & Matt (due Friday 2/26)

2 years ago ·

Stand for Friday, Feb 5

What’s your sprint goal for this week?
This past work I've been working on building my rubric for qualitative data writing and using it as a checklist for my data. In the coming week, I will finish going through my data using my checklist and come up with a final version of all of the data that I feel good presenting. I will also work on showing a flow of the story of all of my data points to present. This will allow me to move into writing the following week.
Are you on track to achieving your sprint goal?
Yes
What specific progress have you made toward the goal since last stand?
Finished rubric for data analysis and started to test it with my data.
What will you achieve between now and the next stand?
Finish going through section 1 with rubric and overview of the story flow.
What obstacles are in the way of achieving your sprint goal? Who do you need to talk to or what will you do to overcome these obstacles?
None at this moment!

Natalia Smirnov - I'd love to see your rubric for qualitative data analysis ! :)

2 years ago

Emily Harburg - Here it is: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rFcnF2jRuwKBWpyFJ7fGWHBWMHJiIHm6PZQE6lxSRUw/edit

Missed you today!! Hope you're resting and feeling better!

2 years ago

Daniel Rees Lewis - It's sssoooo good!

2 years ago

Emily Harburg

TOCHI User stories:

- "As a TOCHI reviewer, I want to understand what evidence supports how validation can motivate teams. Specifically what kinds of messages can motivate, from what kinds of people, and at what part of the process?"

- "As a TOCHI reviewer, I want to understand what motivates online community members to give validation to project-based learning teams. What motivates people to give online feedback and support?"

- "As a TOCHI reviewer, I want to understand how using cheers compares to people not receiving this online validation system. How does it compare to the control conditions?"

2 years ago ·

Emily Harburg

Cheers Paper Value Propositions:

FOR PRACTITIONERS: Our research paper helps a broader audience understand the benefits of validation on learners and the role that online communities can play in supporting students conducting complex project-based learning work. It also helps practitioners understand ways that they can utilize busy mentors to support students in their work. This research has broader applications on design work and the role that online communities can serve to support design teams conducting complex assignments.

FOR RESEARCH COMMUNITY / REVIEWERS: Our research seeks to help the TOCHI ed tech community better understand the impact of online validation (via "cheers") on project-based learning students. The research will help the community better understand specific socio-technical features that can lead to heightened motivation for students, as well as increased help-seeking behavior. The research also suggests ways in which we can build systems that encourage mentors and external teachers to support students via online public validation.

2 years ago ·

Daniel Rees Lewis - Nice job Emily!

2 years ago

Emily Harburg

MEETING NOTES:

“As a user … I would like to … so that I can… “

Write a story flow for each of the key interview data based on Liz's feedback on Friday

As a TOCHI reviewer, I would like to know how public validation influences the perceived task value for project-based learners

Providing evidence for the claims

here the participant was talking about XX

paint the story for the user to make it more concise and part of the story flow

2 years ago ·

Matt Easterday joined the project

2 years ago ·

Daniel Rees Lewis joined the project

2 years ago ·

Stand for Wednesday, Jan 13

What’s your sprint goal for this week?
Revise the quotes for each of the themes to ensure they are aligned and consistent with the claims made in the paper.
Are you on track to achieving your sprint goal?
Yes
What specific progress have you made toward the goal since last stand?
Went back through quotes for themes to ensure they correlate.
What will you achieve between now and the next stand?
Finish going through quotes for key claims.
What obstacles are in the way of achieving your sprint goal? Who do you need to talk to or what will you do to overcome these obstacles?
Nothing at this moment. Plan to chat with Dan then Liz today to show progress.

Daniel Rees Lewis - Also -- don't feel that when explaining/writing up the quote for Liz and Matt that the quote has to stand on it's own. You can add a bit of explanation and context to make the quote make sense (in my training this is actually seen as very good practice).

2 years ago

Emily Harburg - Thanks, Dan! Good point.

2 years ago

Daniel Rees Lewis - Great work Emily!

2 years ago

Natalia Smirnov - Finding the right quotes is harder than we would think!!! Let me know if you want to have another pair of eyes for your finalists :)

2 years ago

Emily Harburg - Thank you so much! I appreciate and may take you up on that soon! :)

2 years ago

Stand for Monday, Jan 11

What’s your sprint goal for this week?
To finish revising the paper overview so that Dan/Liz/Matt can give their approval on moving forward with finishing writing.
Are you on track to achieving your sprint goal?
Yes
What specific progress have you made toward the goal since last stand?
Reviewed quotes with the themes and reordered with relevance to argument.
What will you achieve between now and the next stand?
Finish revising all quotes and talk with Dan to double check on agreement.
What obstacles are in the way of achieving your sprint goal? Who do you need to talk to or what will you do to overcome these obstacles?
None at this very moment. Just need to check in with Dan to ensure we're on the same page.

Natalia Smirnov - YAY, Go Emily!!

2 years ago

Daniel Rees Lewis - Woo!

2 years ago

Stand for Monday, Jan 4

What’s your sprint goal for this week?
1) Clean up the latest version of the paper based on 2-pager suggestions from Liz/Dan/Matt
2) Prep paper visual mock-ups to show to Matt on Wednesday
Are you on track to achieving your sprint goal?
Yes
What specific progress have you made toward the goal since last stand?
I've reviewed the suggested revisions from Liz and added them to the paper.
What will you achieve between now and the next stand?
Check in with Dan/Liz/Matt and add revisions to the 2-pager.
Clean up full draft to show to team.
What obstacles are in the way of achieving your sprint goal? Who do you need to talk to or what will you do to overcome these obstacles?
Currently it's just getting combined feedback from the full team and knowing how to get finished with the paper. I'd also love Matt's thoughts on the diagrams and plan to bring in what I have for Wednesday.

Matt Easterday - Cheer!

2 years ago

Natalia Smirnov - YAY! You can do it Emily!

2 years ago

Emily Harburg - You guys are the best.

2 years ago

Claire McCloskey joined the project

3 years ago ·

Emily Harburg joined the project

3 years ago ·

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