Cohesion-Centered Analysis of Sociograms for Online Communities and Courses Using ReaderBench

Mihai Dascalu, Maria-Dorinela Sirbu, Stefan Ruseti, Scott A. Crossley, Stefan Trausan-Matu, Gabriel Gutu-Robu

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    Abstract

    Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) environments facilitated by technology have become a viable learning alternative from which valuable data can be extracted and used for advanced analyses centered on evaluating participants’ involvement and their interactions. Such automated assessments are implemented within the ReaderBench framework, a Natural Language Processing platform that contains multiple advanced text analysis functionalities. The ReaderBench framework is based on Cohesion Network Analysis from which different sociograms, relying on semantic similarity, are generated in order to reflect interactions between participants. In this paper, we briefly describe the enforced mechanisms used to compare two Math communities, namely an online knowledge building community and an online course.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication13th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2018)
    PublisherSpringer UK
    Pages622-626
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-98572-5
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-98571-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Event13th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning: Lifelong Technology-Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2018) - Leeds, United Kingdom
    Duration: 3 Sep 20186 Sep 2018
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    Conference

    Conference13th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
    Abbreviated titleEC-TEL 2018
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityLeeds
    Period3/09/186/09/18
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    Keywords

    • Cohesion Network Analysis
    • Sociograms
    • Text cohesion
    • Natural Language Processing
    • ReaderBench framework

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    Dascalu, M., Sirbu, M-D., Ruseti, S., Crossley, S. A., Trausan-Matu, S., & Gutu-Robu, G. (2018). Cohesion-Centered Analysis of Sociograms for Online Communities and Courses Using ReaderBench. In 13th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2018) (pp. 622-626). Springer UK. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98572-5_59