Epistemic Network Analysis

Understanding Learning by Using Big Data for Thick Description

Authored by: David Williamson Shaffer

International Handbook of the Learning Sciences

Print publication date:  April  2018
Online publication date:  April  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138670594
eBook ISBN: 9781315617572
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315617572-50

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Abstract

The advent of massive open online courses (MOOCs), educational games and simulations, computer-based tests, and other computational tools for learning and assessment means that the data available to learning scientists is growing exponentially (e.g., Fields & Kafai, this volume; G. Fischer, this volume). At the same time, the new fields of learning analytics, data mining, and data science more generally have proposed a range of statistical and computational approaches to analyzing such data, some of which are described elsewhere in this handbook (e.g., Rosé, this volume).

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