Towards Visual Explorations of Forums’ Collective Dynamics in Learning Management Systems

Malik Koné, Madeth May, Sébastien Iksal, Souleyman Oumtanaga

Abstract

Discussion and exchange among peers have being hailed as an essential part of learning since at least, Vygotsky’s socio-constructivist theory. There, learning is presented as a subtle and dynamical collective process. Hence, despite numerous efforts to understand how learners engage and maintain inspiring discussions, researchers continue to question how to effectively reinforce the collective actions. In Learning Management Systems (LMSs) they propose Learning Dashboards (LDBs) to learners, tutors, and managers to help them monitor various learning indicators. But only recently have they employed Natural Language Processings (NLPs) and Social Network Analysis (SNA) techniques to display temporal indicators incorporating the forums’ content analysis and the learners’ behavioral patterns. In this study, we present our design efforts to model a scalable and portable indicator of collective actions. We aim to support tutors’ monitoring of forums’ activities through explorable visualizations. We review previous researches about visual explorations of Forums’ content and online collaboration’s measures. We expose in progress visualizations built from three different datasets and propose directions towards further development of indicators to monitor collective actions.

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in Harvard Style

Koné M., May M., Iksal S. and Oumtanaga S. (2019). Towards Visual Explorations of Forums’ Collective Dynamics in Learning Management Systems.In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-367-4, pages 67-78. DOI: 10.5220/0007716000670078


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu19,
author={Malik Koné and Madeth May and Sébastien Iksal and Souleyman Oumtanaga},
title={Towards Visual Explorations of Forums’ Collective Dynamics in Learning Management Systems},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2019},
pages={67-78},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007716000670078},
isbn={978-989-758-367-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Towards Visual Explorations of Forums’ Collective Dynamics in Learning Management Systems
SN - 978-989-758-367-4
AU - Koné M.
AU - May M.
AU - Iksal S.
AU - Oumtanaga S.
PY - 2019
SP - 67
EP - 78
DO - 10.5220/0007716000670078