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Assessment of Collaborative Learning for Students: Making the State of Discussion Visible for their Reflection by Text Mining of Electronic Forums
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, Department of Cyber Society and Culture, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan ; , Faculty of Business Administration, Mejiro University, Japan ; , Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo, Japan ; , Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo, Japan ; , National Institute of Multimedia Education, Japan

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-50-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This paper describes a proposal and an examination of a new method to assess communication among learners in the CSCL. The authors have developed the method to visualize discussions by focusing on the relationship between topic keywords and each learner using a correspondence analysis (Fujitani et al, 2003). In this paper, the authors examine the effectiveness of the method for students' self assessment, through an experimental study in a cross-cultural CSCL program. The proposed method represents a map between topic parts and students f commitment in the learning community, according to interviews with students. The map has the potential to help learners engage in active discussions by providing the reflection of their own interest or that of others.

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Mochizuki, T., Fujitani, S., Isshiki, Y., Yamauchi, Y. & Kato, H. (2003). Assessment of Collaborative Learning for Students: Making the State of Discussion Visible for their Reflection by Text Mining of Electronic Forums. In A. Rossett (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2003--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 285-288). Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 24, 2019 from .

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