Evaluating the Complementarity of Communication Tools for Learning Platforms

Leonardo Carvalho, Laura Assis, Leonardo Lima, Eduardo Bezerra, Gustavo Guedes, Artur Ziviani, Fabio Porto, Rafael Barbastefano, Eduardo Ogasawara

Abstract

Due to the constant innovations in communications tools, several educational institutions are continually evaluating the adoption of new communication tools (NCT) for their adopted learning platforms (LP). Notably, many educational institutions are interested in checking if NCT is bringing benefits in their teaching and learning process. We can state an important problem that tackles this interest as for how to identify when NCT is providing a significantly different complementary communication flow concerning the current communication tools (CCT) provided at LP. This paper presents the Mixed Graph Framework (MGF) to address the problem of measuring the complementarity of an NCT in the scenario where some CCT is already established. Since we are interested in the methodological process, we evaluated MGF using synthetic data. Our experiments observed that the MGF was able to identify whether an NCT produces significant changes in the overall communications of an LP according to some centrality measures.

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Carvalho L., Assis L., Lima L., Bezerra E., Guedes G., Ziviani A., Porto F., Barbastefano R. and Ogasawara E. (2018). Evaluating the Complementarity of Communication Tools for Learning Platforms.In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-291-2, pages 142-153. DOI: 10.5220/0006798701420153


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu18,
author={Leonardo Carvalho and Laura Assis and Leonardo Lima and Eduardo Bezerra and Gustavo Guedes and Artur Ziviani and Fabio Porto and Rafael Barbastefano and Eduardo Ogasawara},
title={Evaluating the Complementarity of Communication Tools for Learning Platforms},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2018},
pages={142-153},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006798701420153},
isbn={978-989-758-291-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Evaluating the Complementarity of Communication Tools for Learning Platforms
SN - 978-989-758-291-2
AU - Carvalho L.
AU - Assis L.
AU - Lima L.
AU - Bezerra E.
AU - Guedes G.
AU - Ziviani A.
AU - Porto F.
AU - Barbastefano R.
AU - Ogasawara E.
PY - 2018
SP - 142
EP - 153
DO - 10.5220/0006798701420153