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Lang, Charles – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2014
This article proposes a coherent framework for the use of Inverse Bayesian estimation to summarize and make predictions about student behaviour in adaptive educational settings. The Inverse Bayes Filter utilizes Bayes theorem to estimate the relative impact of contextual factors and internal student factors on student performance using time series…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Academic Achievement, Prediction, Student Behavior
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Pardos, Zachary A.; Baker, Ryan S. J. D.; San Pedro, Maria O. C. Z.; Gowda, Sujith M.; Gowda, Supreeth M. – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2014
In this paper, we investigate the correspondence between student affect and behavioural engagement in a web-based tutoring platform throughout the school year and learning outcomes at the end of the year on a high-stakes mathematics exam in a manner that is both longitudinal and fine-grained. Affect and behaviour detectors are used to estimate…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Student Behavior, Learner Engagement, Web Based Instruction
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Gunnarsson, Bjorn Levi; Alterman, Richard – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2014
Promoting blog content is a social activity--a means of communicating one student's appreciation of another student's work. This article explores the feasibility of using student promotions of content, in a blogosphere, to identify quality content, and implications for students and instructors. We show that students actively and voluntarily…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Diaries, Social Media