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This study proposes a process-oriented, automatic, and formative assessment model for small group learning through the lens of complex systems theory using a small dataset from a technology-mediated environment. We first conceptualize small group learning as a complex system and explain how group dynamics and interaction can be modeled via theoretically-sound, yet simple rules. These rules are then operationalized to build measures. Further, a Tree-Augmented Naïve Bayes classifier was coded to develop the assessment model which achieves the best accuracy (95.8%) as compared to baseline models. By building the assessment model in this manner, we are able to provide actionable insight for teachers so that they can provide real-time support to students.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2016 14:21
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