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CONSPECT: monitoring conceptual development

Wild, Fridolin; Haley, Debra and Bülow, Katja (2010). CONSPECT: monitoring conceptual development. In: 9th International Conference on Web-based Learning (ICWL 2010), 7-11 Dec 2010, Shanghai, China.

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This paper describes and evaluates CONSPECT, a service that analyses states in a learner's conceptual development. CONSPECT combines two technologies - Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) and Network Analysis (NA) into a technique called Meaningful Interaction Analysis (MIA). It uses LSA for the language analysis and NA to provide visualisations of the semantic relatedness information calculated by LSA. CONSPECT was designed to help both learners and tutors monitor conceptual development. This paper reports on the verification activities undertaken to show how well LSA matches humans in clustering similar concepts. The verification used the edit distance between card sorts to quantitatively evaluate the service.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 Springer-Verlag
ISSN: 0302-9743
Extra Information: Advances in Web-Based Learning - ICWL 2010
9th International Conference, Shanghai, China, December 8-10, 2010, Proceedings

Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 6483

Subseries: Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI

Luo, X.; Spaniol, M.; Wang, L.; Li, Q.; Nejdl, W.; Zhang, W. (Eds.)

1st Edition., 2010, XIV, 412 p., Softcover

ISBN: 978-3-642-17406-3
Keywords: latent semantic analysis; network analysis, monitoring; conceptual development; evaluation
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 25954
Depositing User: Debra Haley
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2011 09:49
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 22:45
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