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Development of Collaborative Learning Assessment Tool with Multivariate Analysis Applied to Electronic Discussion Forums
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, Mejiro University, Japan ; , The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan ; , National Institute of Multimedia Education, Japan ; , , The University of Tokyo, Japan

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-50-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This paper describes a proposal for a new method to assess communication among learners in the CSCL. The method proposed in this paper is to visualize discussions by focusing on the relationship between topic keywords and each learner using a correspondence analysis. In this paper, the authors introduce an implementation of prototype tool in our research. The correspondence map made by the analysis could represent topic parts and learners f commitment in the learning community, according to interviews with Japanese and foreign learners. Also the map has a potentiality to help learners engage in active discussions by providing the reflection of their own interest or that of others. Authors have already examined the validity and possibility of a proposed method, through an experimental study in a cross-cultural CSCL program.

Citation

Fujitani, S., Mochizuki, T., Kato, H., Isshiki, Y. & Yamauchi, Y. (2003). Development of Collaborative Learning Assessment Tool with Multivariate Analysis Applied to Electronic Discussion Forums. In A. Rossett (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2003--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 200-203). Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 15, 2019 from .

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