Classroom Interaction

Research capacities for qualitative research through collaboration and semantic annotation. The example of classroom interaction.

Institute(s): Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education

External partners:

Institute for Secondary Education (Department of Educational Sciences)
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

Financed with funds from the project executing agency: Apr. 2016 – Mar. 2017 as pilot project

Project collaborators

Helge Kminek, Goethe University
Kendra Stings, DIPF, until 10/2016
Cornelia-Flavia Veja, DIPF

Other participants: Merle Hummrich (European University Flensburg), Gianpiero Favella (TU Kaiserslautern), Michael Meier (European University Flensburg), Sascha Kabel (Goethe University), Christoph Schindler (DIPF)


The project “Research Capacities for Qualitative Research through Collaboration and Semantic Annotation- The Example of Teaching Interaction” takes place in cooperation with the Department of Educational Sciences of the Goethe University Frankfurt (Prof. Andreas Gruschka, Helge Kminek). It pursues the objective of realizing research capacities for qualitative research in a research environment and of enabling added value through collaboration and semantic distinction. On the subject level, a fine-grained interaction with teaching transcripts is realized, which enables a sequential, collaborative analysis process and generates overviews of the awards, the research process and the materials. The entities already created in the teaching transcript are semantically or formally modelled with links in their multidimensionality and tools for their creation are realized. In addition, the collaborative annotation and analysis of teaching transcripts are addressed and overviews for the interaction and description of research data, annotations and research processes (including analysis paths) are generated.

Technologically, the project will be realized with the research environment Semantic CorA and the collaborative annotation and analysis will be focused in a qualitative research style. The teaching transcript with its linked multimedia data (e.g. blackboard, student solution, seating plan, teaching protocol) will be semantically processed and enriched.


ApaeK – Archive for Pedagogical Casuistry

In the project, a specific data set was processed and the teaching interactions were semantically distinguished. The dataset is about:

M., E.: Unterrichtstranskript einer Ethikstunde in einem Gymnasium (6. Klasse). Stundenthema: “Fremd sein”. PDF-Dokument (1 Datei), 20 Seiten, 2010, URL:

Relevant publications

Schindler, C., Ell, B. (2016). Linking Qualitative and Quantitative Research by Thin Descriptions through Semantic Graphs. Experiments in Apparatus Design with Semantic CorA… In Digital Humanities 2016: Conference Abstracts. Jagiellonian University & Pedagogical University, Kraków, pp. 672-674.