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OU Social: reaching students in social media

Fernandez, Miriam; Alani, Harith and Brown, Stuart (2013). OU Social: reaching students in social media. In: 12th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2013), 21-25 Oct 2013, Sydney, Australia, pp. 37–40.

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Abstract

This work describes OU Social, an application that collects and analyses data from public Facebook groups set up by students to discuss particular Open University courses. This application exploits semantic technologies to monitor the behaviour of users over time as well as the topics that emerge from Facebook group discussions. The paper describes the architecture of OU Social and provides a brief overview of the analysis results obtained from 44 different Facebook groups examined over a 6 year period (2007-2013)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 The Authors
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Extra Information: Co-held with the 1st Australian Semantic Web Conference
Keywords: semantics; social media; education
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Other Departments > Communications
Other Departments
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 38977
Depositing User: Harith Alani
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2013 12:12
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2018 07:54
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/38977
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