Automated Evaluation of Students Comments Regarding Correct Concepts and Misconceptions of Convex Lenses

Masaru Taga, Toshihiro Onishi, Sachio Hirokawa

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    Abstract

    It is important for teachers to understand whether students have learned correct concepts or misconceptions. To identify correct concepts and misconceptions, we attempted to analyze the characteristics of students' concept descriptions using machine learning. It has been mentioned that university students retain the misconception that 'light refracts at the center line of a convex lens' due to the influence of the learning construction method in junior high school. Therefore, the descriptions from 104 Japanese university third-graders (36 from the faculty of social studies and 68 from the faculty of science and engineering) were analyzed by text mining using a support vector machine, and their feature words were identified. As a result, it was possible to classify the characteristics of the descriptions as a correct concept or misconception based on the feature words.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages273-277
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538674475
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2 2018
    Event7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018 - Yonago, Japan
    Duration: Jul 8 2018Jul 13 2018

    Publication series

    NameProceedings - 2018 7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018

    Conference

    Conference7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018
    CountryJapan
    CityYonago
    Period7/8/187/13/18

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Communication
    • Information Systems
    • Information Systems and Management
    • Education

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