Exploring students' learning journals with web-based interactive report tool

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Abstract

Students' journal writings could be useful resources for teachers to grasp their understandings and to see their own teaching objectively. However, reading a large number of journals thoroughly is not always realistic for teachers. Although various automatic analysis methods have been proposed to understand learning journals, they does not necessarily fit needs of teachers and tend to overlook minor opinions. In this paper, we propose an interactive report tool for exploring journal writings. Focusing on the efficiency of reading learning journals, it employs weekly keywords extracted from journals as entry points for journal sentences. It enables us to read journal sentences selectively. The tool also provides lists of most used adjectives from week to week, which is helpful for teachers to grasp the temporal variation of opinions through a semester. We conducted a preliminary questionnaire about the usefulness of the report tool targeting teachers of the course "Information Science" in our university. Most of them evaluated our tool positively although the number of answers were small.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age, CELDA 2017
EditorsJ. Michael Spector, Dirk Ifenthaler, Dirk Ifenthaler, Demetrios G. Sampson, Pedro Isaias, Luis Rodrigues
PublisherIADIS Press
Pages251-254
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9789898533685
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event14th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age, CELDA 2017 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
Duration: Oct 18 2017Oct 20 2017

Publication series

Name14th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age, CELDA 2017

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age, CELDA 2017
CountryPortugal
CityVilamoura, Algarve
Period10/18/1710/20/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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