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Pardos, Zachary A.; Horodyskyj, Lev – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2019
We introduce a novel approach to visualizing temporal clickstream behaviour in the context of a degree-satisfying online course, "Habitable Worlds," offered through Arizona State University. The current practice for visualizing behaviour within a digital learning environment is to generate plots based on hand-engineered or coded features…
Descriptors: Visualization, Online Courses, Course Descriptions, Data Analysis
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Harrak, Fatima; Bouchet, François; Luengo, Vanda – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2019
The analysis of student questions can be used to improve the learning experience for both students and teachers. We investigated questions (N = 6457) asked before the class by first-year medicine/pharmacy students on an online platform, used by professors to prepare for Q&A sessions. Our long-term objectives are to help professors in…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Pharmaceutical Education, Classroom Communication, Questioning Techniques
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Fincham, Ed; Gaševic, Dragan; Pardo, Abelardo – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2018
The widespread adoption of digital e-learning environments and other learning technology has provided researchers with ready access to large quantities of data. Much of this data comes from discussion forums and has been studied with analytical methods drawn from social network analysis. However, within this large body of research there exists…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Data Analysis, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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Epp, Carrie Demmans; Phirangee, Krystle; Hewitt, Jim – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2017
Identifying which online behaviours and interactions are associated with student perceptions of being supported will enable a deeper understanding of how those activities contribute to learning experiences. Student language is one aspect of their interaction in need of greater exploration within discourse-based online learning environments. As a…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Computer Mediated Communication, Form Classes (Languages), Language Usage
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Sharma, Kshitij; Chavez-Demoulin, Valérie; Dillenbourg, Pierre – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2017
The statistics used in education research are based on central trends such as the mean or standard deviation, discarding outliers. This paper adopts another viewpoint that has emerged in statistics, called extreme value theory (EVT). EVT claims that the bulk of normal distribution is comprised mainly of uninteresting variations while the most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Statistical Distributions, Theories
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van Leeuwen, Anouschka – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2015
Learning analytics (LA) are summaries, visualizations, and analyses of student data that could improve learning in multiple ways, for example by supporting teachers. However, not much research is available yet concerning how LA may support teachers to diagnose student progress and to intervene during student learning activities. There is evidence…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Student Evaluation, Cognitive Processes
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Kelly, Nick; Thompson, Kate; Yeoman, Pippa – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2015
This paper describes theory-led design as a way of developing novel tools for learning analytics (LA). It focuses upon the domain of automated discourse analysis (ADA) of group learning activities to help an instructor to orchestrate online groups in real-time. The paper outlines the literature on the development of LA tools within the domain of…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Knight, Simon; Littleton, Karen – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2015
There is an increasing interest in developing learning analytic techniques for the analysis, and support of, high-quality learning discourse. This paper maps the terrain of discourse-centric learning analytics (DCLA), outlining the distinctive contribution of DCLA and outlining a definition for the field moving forwards. It is our claim that DCLA…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Outcomes of Education, Data Analysis, Language Usage
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Teplovs, Chris – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2015
This commentary reflects on the contributions to learning analytics and theory by a paper that describes how multiple theoretical frameworks were woven together to inform the creation of a new, automated discourse analysis tool. The commentary highlights the contributions of the original paper, provides some alternative approaches, and touches on…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Theory Practice Relationship, Instructional Design
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Schneider, Bertrand; Pea, Roy – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2015
In a previous study, we found that real-time mutual gaze perception (i.e., being able to see the gaze of your partner in real time on a computer screen while solving a learning task) had a positive effect on student collaboration and learning (Schneider & Pea, 2013). The goals of this paper are (1) to explore a variety of computational…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Predictor Variables
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Knight, Simon; Littleton, Karen – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2015
This paper provides a novel, conceptually driven stance on the state of the contemporary analytic challenges faced in the treatment of dialogue as a form of data across on- and offline sites of learning. In prior research, preliminary steps have been taken to detect occurrences of such dialogue using automated analysis techniques. Such advances…
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Data Collection, Data Analysis, Artificial Intelligence
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Halatchliyski, Iassen; Hecking, Tobias; Göhnert, Tilman; Hoppe, H. Ulrich – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2014
This paper introduces the scientometric method of main path analysis and its application in an exemplary study of the paths of knowledge development and the roles of contributors in Wikiversity. Data from two scientific domains in this online learning community has been used. We see this as a step forward in adapting and adopting network analysis…
Descriptors: Path Analysis, Knowledge Level, Communities of Practice, Computer Mediated Communication
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Wise, Alyssa Friend; Zhao, Yuting; Hausknecht, Simone Nicole – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2014
This paper describes an application of learning analytics that builds on an existing research program investigating how students contribute and attend to the messages of others in asynchronous online discussions. We first overview the E-Listening research program and then explain how this work was translated into analytics that students and…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Asynchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication
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Dowell, Nia M. M.; Graesser, Arthur C. – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2014
An emerging trend toward computer-mediated collaborative learning environments promotes lively exchanges between learners in order to facilitate learning. Discourse can play an important role in enhancing epistemology, pedagogy, and assessments in these environments. In this paper, we highlight some of our recent work showing the advantages using…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Affective Behavior, Computational Linguistics, Intelligent Tutoring Systems
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Chiu, Ming Ming; Fujita, Nobuko – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2014
Online forums (synchronous and asynchronous) offer exciting data opportunities to analyze how people influence one another through their interactions. However, researchers must address several analytic difficulties involving the data (missing values, nested structure [messages within topics], non-sequential messages), outcome variables (discrete…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Discourse Analysis