ReaderBench: An Integrated Cohesion-Centered Framework

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingAcademicpeer-review

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
Event10th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning EC-TEL 2015: Design for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World - Toledo, Spain
Duration: 15 Sep 201518 Sep 2015
http://ectel2015.httc.de/index.php?id=693

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science

Conference

Conference10th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning EC-TEL 2015
Abbreviated titleEC-TEL 2015
CountrySpain
CityToledo
Period15/09/1518/09/15
Internet address

Keywords

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

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'ReaderBench: An Integrated Cohesion-Centered Framework'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Projects

    Rage: Realising an Applied Gaming Eco-system

    Westera, W., Georgiadis, K., Saveski, G., van Lankveld, G., Bahreini, K., van der Vegt, W., Berkhout, J., Nyamsuren, E., Kluijfhout, E. & Nadolski, R.

    1/02/1531/07/19

    Project: Research

    Cite this

    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). Springer International Publishing AG. Lecture Notes in Computer Science https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24258-3_47