AUTOMATIC FEEDBACK SYSTEM FOR COLLABORATIVE LEARNING USING CHATS AND FORUMS

Traian Rebedea, Stefan Trausan-Matu, Costin Chiru

Abstract

Instant messaging (chat) conversations and discussion forums have become widely used in education in the last few years, especially in the context of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Self-Regulated Learning and within Communities of Practice. Nevertheless, discourse in chats with multiple participants and in discussion forums is often composed of several intertwining threads. Furthermore, several chat environments for CSCL support and encourage the existence of parallel threads by providing explicit referencing facilities. The paper proposes a discourse model for the analysis of such chat and forum discussions, based on Mikhail Bakhtin’s dialogic theory. Based on this model, a system has been designed and is currently under development. It analyzes chat conversations and discussion forums for discovering implicit links between utterances that build into conversation threads. More important for CSCL is to measure the involvement and collaboration of the participants that are involved in a problem solving task. The system begins with a NLP pipe and concludes with inter-animation identification in order to generate feedback for the learners.

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Rebedea T., Trausan-Matu S. and Chiru C. (2010). AUTOMATIC FEEDBACK SYSTEM FOR COLLABORATIVE LEARNING USING CHATS AND FORUMS . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-674-023-8, pages 358-363. DOI: 10.5220/0002860503580363


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@conference{csedu10,
author={Traian Rebedea and Stefan Trausan-Matu and Costin Chiru},
title={AUTOMATIC FEEDBACK SYSTEM FOR COLLABORATIVE LEARNING USING CHATS AND FORUMS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2010},
pages={358-363},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002860503580363},
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 - AUTOMATIC FEEDBACK SYSTEM FOR COLLABORATIVE LEARNING USING CHATS AND FORUMS
SN - 978-989-674-023-8
AU - Rebedea T.
AU - Trausan-Matu S.
AU - Chiru C.
PY - 2010
SP - 358
EP - 363
DO - 10.5220/0002860503580363