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Assisting learner's in monitoring their conceptual development

Berlanga, Adriana; Spoelstra, Howard; Rajagopal, Kamakshi; Smithies, Alisdair; Braidman, Isobel and Wild, Fridolin (2010). Assisting learner's in monitoring their conceptual development. In: International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU 2010), 07 - 10 April 2010, Valencia, Spain.

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Abstract

This paper elaborates on the design of a computer-based service to support conceptual development. Our ambition is provide learners a way to compare their conceptual development against different reference models, so they recognize the limits of their expertise. These models are (semi) automatically generated from learning materials and learner text inputs using Latent Semantic Analysis, a technique that can identify the concepts and their relations between the concepts contained in input text materials. The paper explains the envisioned service presenting a scenario that illustrates how it can be used in formal and informal learning context. After, the paper elaborates the theoretical background behind the design of the service and, finally, it draws conclusions and outlines future work.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Authors
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CSEDU 2010 - Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Valencia, Spain, April 7-10, 2010 - Volume 1. INSTICC Press 2010, ISBN 978-989-674-023-8
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 28831
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 31 May 2011 15:37
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 14:22
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/28831
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