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Technology Support for Discussion Based Learning: From Computer Supported Collaborative Learning to the Future of Massive Open Online Courses

Carolyn Penstein Rosé, Oliver Ferschke
2016 International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education  
In particular, this support has been enabled by an integration of text mining and conversational agents to form a novel type of micro-script support for productive discussion processes.  ...  To that end, we describe the current exploratory efforts to deploy technology supported collaborative and discussion-based learning in MOOCs and offer a vision for work going forward into the next decade  ...  Acknowledgments This work was funded in part through NSF grants OMA-0836012 and IIS-1320064 as well as funding from the Gates Foundation Digital Learning Research Network and funding from Google and Bosch  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40593-016-0107-y fatcat:kmr3lzm7trce3kratcwfjsf42i

Preface [chapter]

Santi Caballé, Stavros N. Demetriadis, Eduardo Gómez-Sánchez, Pantelis M. Papadopoulos, Armin Weinberger
2021 Intelligent Systems and Learning Data Analytics in Online Education  
MOOCs have been reported as an efficient and important educational tool, yet there are a number of issues and problems related to their educational impact.  ...  by granting access to an audience way beyond students enrolled in any one higher education institution (HEI).  ...  increasing the transactional quality of peers' dialogue and, consequently, the quality of learning, in various situations, such as learning in academic settings and also corporate training in business  ... 
doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-823410-5.00016-4 fatcat:ljwaalgcobenzad4q3yxhyhmmu

Conversational agents for academically productive talk: a comparison of directed and undirected agent interventions

Stergios Tegos, Stavros Demetriadis, Pantelis M. Papadopoulos, Armin Weinberger
2016 International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning  
Pre-print is the version that represents the main opportunity for researchers to get input with regard to corrections and additions, before the peer-review process.  ...  Acknowledgements We are appreciative of Fotini Bourotzoglou's contribution to this work.  ...  Could agent technologies utilize discourse facilitation strategies used in classroom to help students sustain a productive peerto-peer dialogue in diverse learning situations?  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11412-016-9246-2 fatcat:qlbiwckosfam7mstvwiv2xicmi

Conversational agent for supporting learners on a MOOC on programming with Java

Aguirre Catalán, Nuria González-Castro, Kloos Delgado, Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Pedro Muñoz-Merino
2021 Computer Science and Information Systems  
One important problem in MOOCs is the lack of personalized support from teachers. Conversational agents arise as one possible solution to assist MOOC learners and help them to study.  ...  Finally, interviews with JavaPAL users reveal that this conversational agent can be helpful as a complementary tool for the MOOC due to its portability and flexibility compared to accessing the MOOC contents  ...  Consequently, conversational agents in e-learning can also help to improve peer to peer interaction [26].  ... 
doi:10.2298/csis200731020c fatcat:ldatf7qmgva2nhd6z4plbhhkuy

Hacking the MOOC: Towards a Postdigital Pedagogy of Critical Hope

Joel Lazarus
2019 Postdigital Science and Education  
It is in this dialectic that we find a critical hope.  ...  Throughout the article, I use a historical materialist lens to emphasise that we can identify the conditions of and elaborate the strategies for achieving our emancipation in the dialectic of the historically  ...  a global audience & MOOC 2.0-One-to-One: Lecture plus individual or small-group exercises & MOOC 3.0-Many-to-Many: Massive decentralised peer-to-peer learning. & MOOC 4.0-Many-to-One: Seeing your future  ... 
doi:10.1007/s42438-019-00063-w fatcat:jkgmssghfzhflmv4j3av453nem

Surveying the Expanding Cyberscape of New and Evolving Digital Learning Technologies —A Review of Recent Advances in Three Creative Focus Areas of Digital Learning Design and Development Impacting the Field of Education

Joseph G. Claudet
2017 Creative Education  
This article presents an overview and review of recent advances in digital teaching and learning technologies-advances that collectively represent an emergent period of breakthrough "digital innovation  ...  These digital education technologies are creating new career learning and advancement opportunities for people around the world through expanding and enhancing their access to globally connected learning  ...  In the area of "multi-agent systems and game theory", Carnegie Mellon researchers have developed research projects focused on machine design, peer-to-peer negotiation, coalition formation, multi-agent  ... 
doi:10.4236/ce.2017.810110 fatcat:5u3mfhtkgva4dfbgly37ypr3bq

Restructuring Educational Institutions for Growth in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR): A Systematic Review

Byabazaire Yusuf, Lynne Masel Walters, Siti Nazuar Sailin
2020 International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET)  
We have gone from hand production to mechanized production into computerization or automation of concepts into products (Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)).  ...  The technologies in 4IR enter into varying areas, such as the economy, medicine and education.  ...  within diverse teams in a project-based and peer learning environment.  ... 
doi:10.3991/ijet.v15i03.11849 fatcat:4fpcikwcefdbndckiua5uwpvsu

Teacherbot: interventions in automated teaching

Sian Bayne
2015 Teaching in Higher Education  
However, both the embrace and the resistance can be seen to be anchored in a humanistic orientation to the project of education which recent work in the theory of critical posthumanism draws into question  ...  set of moves which are damaging to teacher professionalism and to the humanistic values of education itself.  ...  Acknowledgements I wish to acknowledge and thank my colleagues and teacherbot team members for their guiding influence and hard work on the project described in this paper: Jeremy Knox, Jen Ross, Hamish  ... 
doi:10.1080/13562517.2015.1020783 fatcat:hdajcsxxlvf2nhwxoz7x4cflv4

A MOOC on universal design for learning designed based on the UDL paradigm

Liliana Herrara Nieves, Emilio Crisol Moya, Rosana Montes Soldado
2019 Australasian Journal of Educational Technology  
The result is the creation of a MOOC, "Inclusive Educational Contexts: Design for all", which is accessible to a diverse range of learners.  ...  The course constitutes the first massive open online course (MOOC) training proposal of the University of Atlántico in Colombia.  ...  in bringing the course to light.  ... 
doi:10.14742/ajet.5532 fatcat:fnovgjfpc5bftav4ozkoaitxve

The Digital Transformation of Education [chapter]

Ravi Kapur, Val Byfield, Fabio Del Frate, Mark Higgins, Sheila Jagannathan
2018 Earth Observation Open Science and Innovation  
For society to benefit fully from its investment in Earth Observation, the data must be accessible and familiar to a global community of users who have the skills, knowledge and understanding to use the  ...  To achieve this, it will be important to engage a wider community of experts from a range of disciplines, and to establish a comprehensive network of educators, technical experts, and content producers  ...  There are challenges associated with configuring online learning in a way that accommodates a wide array of prior knowledge.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-65633-5_2 fatcat:ncb3r3csuncjtjjfa2khh6u6uq

Open Praxis vol. 9 issue 3

Inés Gil-Jaurena (ed.), various authors
2017 Open Praxis  
This third Open Praxis issue in 2017 is an open issue that includes six research papers and a book review.  ...  Acknowledgement This work was supported by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) in Mexico.  ...  were resistant to participate in deeper dialogue.  ... 
doi:10.5944/openpraxis.9.3.745 fatcat:p72rgf2mwvb33f463dlzlzofy4

Intelligent Conversational Bot for Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) [article]

Ser Ling Lim, Ong Sing Goh
2016 arXiv   pre-print
In this study, a prototype of MOOCs conversational bot, MOOC-bot is being developed and integrated into MOOCs website to respond to the learner inquiries using text or speech input.  ...  One of the issues in MOOCs which is the lack of interactivity with the instructor has brought conversational bot into the picture to fill in this gap.  ...  In this research, MOOC-bot is developed as the conversational bot agent for the role of interacting with users in MOOCs.  ... 
arXiv:1601.07065v1 fatcat:chz3ezi4cjb6xenepdwczznkn4

Open Praxis, volumen 7 issue 1

Inés Gil-Jaurena (ed.), Various Authors
2015 Open Praxis  
GO-GN is a worldwide network of PhD researchers and their supervisors in the field of OER, MOOCs, and Open Education.  ...  After a pre-selection by the Conference Programme Committee, the paper underwent the usual peer-review process in Open Praxis.  ...  MOOCs to advance student engagement (i.e. increasing students' activity) and acquisition of knowledge.  ... 
doi:10.5944/openpraxis.7.1.192 fatcat:rpwvfq2z6bc2zgutxup2oy7lky

Chatbots as Cognitive, Educational, Advisory & Coaching Systems

Maria Karyotaki, Athanasios Drigas, Charalabos Skianis
2022 Technium Social Sciences Journal  
Thus, the future of artificial intelligence in Chatbots lies in the development of a global, reliable and sustainable ecosystem of knowledge, skills and values by bringing together all interested stakeholders  ...  Text messaging-based conversational agents (CAs) make an interesting use of natural language processing and improve by learning, allowing coherent two-way communication with humans, either oral or written  ...  Introduction In general, the use of Chatbots focuses on marketing tasks or disseminating information about a product.  ... 
doi:10.47577/tssj.v30i1.6277 fatcat:a375q5ajrncjzdhsxvjyc67soi

Open Praxis vol. 10 issue 1

Inés Gil-Jaurena (ed.), various authors
2018 Open Praxis  
The first Open Praxis issue in volume 10 includes six research papers section and two innovative practice papers.  ...  This is a clear indication that different countries and institutions are coming forward to use MOOCs for TPD purposes.  ...  There are number of providers that offer a good number of MOOCs for professional development of teachers.  ... 
doi:10.5944/openpraxis.10.1.846 fatcat:xbfkwqnkgfasfjllm43pr74xpq
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