Analysing social presence in online discussions through network and text analytics

Vitor Rolim, Rafael Ferreira Leite De Mello, Vitomir Kovanovic, Dragan Gasevic

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Abstract

This paper presents an approach to studying relationships between students' social presence and course topics from transcripts of asynchronous discussions in online learning environments. Specifically, the paper uses topic modeling and epistemic network analysis to investigate how students' social presence is expressed across different course topics. Finally, we show how this method can be adopted to examine how students' social presence changed due to an instructional intervention. The results of this study and its implications are further discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 19th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2019
EditorsMaiga Chang, Demetrios G Sampson, Ronghuai Huang, Alex Sandro Gomes, Nian-Shing Chen, Ig Ibert Bittencourt, Kinshuk , Diego Dermeval, Ibsen Mateus Bittencourt
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages163-167
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728134857
ISBN (Print)9781728134864
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventIEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies 2019 - Maceio, Brazil
Duration: 15 Jul 201918 Jul 2019
Conference number: 19th
http://www.ic.ufal.br/evento/icalt2019/

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies 2019
Abbreviated titleICALT 2019
CountryBrazil
CityMaceio
Period15/07/1918/07/19
Internet address

Keywords

  • Community of Inquiry
  • Distance Education
  • Epistemic Network Analysis
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Online Discussions
  • Social Presence
  • Topic Modelling

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Rolim, V., Ferreira Leite De Mello, R., Kovanovic, V., & Gasevic, D. (2019). Analysing social presence in online discussions through network and text analytics. In M. Chang, D. G. Sampson, R. Huang, A. S. Gomes, N-S. Chen, I. I. Bittencourt, K., D. Dermeval, ... I. M. Bittencourt (Eds.), Proceedings - IEEE 19th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2019 (pp. 163-167). [8820871] Piscataway NJ USA: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2019.00058
Rolim, Vitor ; Ferreira Leite De Mello, Rafael ; Kovanovic, Vitomir ; Gasevic, Dragan. / Analysing social presence in online discussions through network and text analytics. Proceedings - IEEE 19th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2019. editor / Maiga Chang ; Demetrios G Sampson ; Ronghuai Huang ; Alex Sandro Gomes ; Nian-Shing Chen ; Ig Ibert Bittencourt ; Kinshuk ; Diego Dermeval ; Ibsen Mateus Bittencourt. Piscataway NJ USA : IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019. pp. 163-167
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Rolim, V, Ferreira Leite De Mello, R, Kovanovic, V & Gasevic, D 2019, Analysing social presence in online discussions through network and text analytics. in M Chang, DG Sampson, R Huang, AS Gomes, N-S Chen, II Bittencourt, K, D Dermeval & IM Bittencourt (eds), Proceedings - IEEE 19th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2019., 8820871, IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway NJ USA, pp. 163-167, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies 2019, Maceio, Brazil, 15/07/19. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2019.00058

Analysing social presence in online discussions through network and text analytics. / Rolim, Vitor; Ferreira Leite De Mello, Rafael; Kovanovic, Vitomir; Gasevic, Dragan.

Proceedings - IEEE 19th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2019. ed. / Maiga Chang; Demetrios G Sampson; Ronghuai Huang; Alex Sandro Gomes; Nian-Shing Chen; Ig Ibert Bittencourt; Kinshuk; Diego Dermeval; Ibsen Mateus Bittencourt. Piscataway NJ USA : IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019. p. 163-167 8820871.

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Rolim V, Ferreira Leite De Mello R, Kovanovic V, Gasevic D. Analysing social presence in online discussions through network and text analytics. In Chang M, Sampson DG, Huang R, Gomes AS, Chen N-S, Bittencourt II, K, Dermeval D, Bittencourt IM, editors, Proceedings - IEEE 19th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2019. Piscataway NJ USA: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2019. p. 163-167. 8820871 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2019.00058