ReaderBench: An Integrated Cohesion-Centered Framework

Mihai Dascalu, Lucia Larise Stavarache, Philippe Dessus, Stefan Trausan-Matu, Danielle S. McNamara, Maryse Bianco

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Abstract

ReaderBench is an automated software framework designed to support both students and tutors by making use of text mining techniques, advanced natural language processing, and social network analysis tools. ReaderBench is centered on comprehension prediction and assessment based on a cohesion-based representation of the discourse applied on different sources (e.g., textual materials, behavior tracks, metacognitive explanations, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning – CSCL – conversations). Therefore, Reader‐Bench can act as a Personal Learning Environment (PLE) which incorporates both individual and collaborative assessments. Besides the a priori evaluation of textual materials’ complexity presented to learners, our system supports the identification of reading strategies evident within the learners’ self-explanations or summaries. Moreover, ReaderBench integrates a dedicated cohesion-based module to assess participation and collaboration in CSCL conversations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World
Subtitle of host publication10th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2015, Toledo, Spain, September 15-18, 2015, Proceedings
EditorsGráinne Conole, Tomaž Klobučar, Christoph Rensing, Johannes Konert, Élise Lavoué
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages505–508
Volume9307
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-24258-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-24257-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventDesign for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World : 10th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning EC-TEL 2015 - Toledo, Spain
Duration: 15 Sep 201518 Sep 2015
http://ectel2015.httc.de/index.php?id=693

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSPRINGER
ISSN (Electronic)0302-9743

Conference

ConferenceDesign for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World
Abbreviated titleEC-TEL 2015
CountrySpain
CityToledo
Period15/09/1518/09/15
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Keywords

  • textual complexity assessment
  • Identification of reading strategies
  • comprehension prediction
  • Participation and collaboration evaluation

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Dascalu, M., Stavarache, L. L., Dessus, P., Trausan-Matu, S., McNamara, D. S., & Bianco, M. (2015). ReaderBench: An Integrated Cohesion-Centered Framework. In G. Conole, T. Klobučar, C. Rensing, J. Konert, & É. Lavoué (Eds.), Design for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World: 10th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2015, Toledo, Spain, September 15-18, 2015, Proceedings (Vol. 9307, pp. 505–508). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Springer International Publishing AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24258-3_47
Dascalu, Mihai ; Stavarache, Lucia Larise ; Dessus, Philippe ; Trausan-Matu, Stefan ; McNamara, Danielle S. ; Bianco, Maryse. / ReaderBench: An Integrated Cohesion-Centered Framework. Design for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World: 10th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2015, Toledo, Spain, September 15-18, 2015, Proceedings. editor / Gráinne Conole ; Tomaž Klobučar ; Christoph Rensing ; Johannes Konert ; Élise Lavoué. Vol. 9307 Springer International Publishing AG, 2015. pp. 505–508 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).
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Dascalu, M, Stavarache, LL, Dessus, P, Trausan-Matu, S, McNamara, DS & Bianco, M 2015, ReaderBench: An Integrated Cohesion-Centered Framework. in G Conole, T Klobučar, C Rensing, J Konert & É Lavoué (eds), Design for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World: 10th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2015, Toledo, Spain, September 15-18, 2015, Proceedings. vol. 9307, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer International Publishing AG, pp. 505–508, Design for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World , Toledo, Spain, 15/09/15. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24258-3_47

ReaderBench: An Integrated Cohesion-Centered Framework. / Dascalu, Mihai; Stavarache, Lucia Larise; Dessus, Philippe; Trausan-Matu, Stefan; McNamara, Danielle S.; Bianco, Maryse.

Design for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World: 10th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2015, Toledo, Spain, September 15-18, 2015, Proceedings. ed. / Gráinne Conole; Tomaž Klobučar; Christoph Rensing; Johannes Konert; Élise Lavoué. Vol. 9307 Springer International Publishing AG, 2015. p. 505–508 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

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Dascalu M, Stavarache LL, Dessus P, Trausan-Matu S, McNamara DS, Bianco M. ReaderBench: An Integrated Cohesion-Centered Framework. In Conole G, Klobučar T, Rensing C, Konert J, Lavoué É, editors, Design for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World: 10th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2015, Toledo, Spain, September 15-18, 2015, Proceedings. Vol. 9307. Springer International Publishing AG. 2015. p. 505–508. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24258-3_47