ASSISTING LEARNER’S IN MONITORING THEIR CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT - On the Design of a Computer-based Service to Support Conceptual Development

Adriana J. Berlanga, Howard Spoelstra, Kamakshi Rajagopal, Alisdair Smithies, Isobel Braidman, Fridolin Wild

Abstract

This paper elaborates on the design of a computer-based service that supports 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 identifies in input text materials the concepts and their relations. The paper explains the envisioned service presenting a scenario that illustrates how it could 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.

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Berlanga A., Spoelstra H., Rajagopal K., Smithies A., Braidman I. and Wild F. (2010). ASSISTING LEARNER’S IN MONITORING THEIR CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT - On the Design of a Computer-based Service to Support Conceptual Development . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-674-023-8, pages 294-299. DOI: 10.5220/0002798802940299


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@conference{csedu10,
author={Adriana J. Berlanga and Howard Spoelstra and Kamakshi Rajagopal and Alisdair Smithies and Isobel Braidman and Fridolin Wild},
title={ASSISTING LEARNER’S IN MONITORING THEIR CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT - On the Design of a Computer-based Service to Support Conceptual Development},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2010},
pages={294-299},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002798802940299},
isbn={978-989-674-023-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - ASSISTING LEARNER’S IN MONITORING THEIR CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT - On the Design of a Computer-based Service to Support Conceptual Development
SN - 978-989-674-023-8
AU - Berlanga A.
AU - Spoelstra H.
AU - Rajagopal K.
AU - Smithies A.
AU - Braidman I.
AU - Wild F.
PY - 2010
SP - 294
EP - 299
DO - 10.5220/0002798802940299