Automated Cognitive Presence Detection in Online Discussion Transcripts

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Provided by: Simon Fraser University
Topic: Data Management
Format: PDF
In this paper, the authors present the results of an exploratory study that examined the use of text mining and text classification for the automation of the content analysis of discussion transcripts within the context of distance education. They used Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework and focused on the content analysis of the cognitive presence construct given its central position within the CoI model. Their results demonstrate the potentials of proposed approach; the developed classifier achieved 58.4% accuracy and Cohen's Kappa of 0.41 for the 5-category classification task.
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