Publikation

Are Your Students Working Creatively Together? Automatically Recognizing Creative Turns in Student e-Discussions

Bruce McLaren, R. Wegerif, Jan Miksatko, Oliver Scheuer, M. Chamrada, N. Mansour

In: Vania Dimitrova , Riichiro Mizoguchi , Benedict du Boulay , Art Graesser (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education. International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED-09) July 6-10 Brighton United Kingdom Seiten 317-324 IOS Press 7/2009.

Abstrakt

In this paper, we discuss how Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques might be brought to bear in automatically recognizing creative reasoning in student e-discussions. An AI-based graph-matching algorithm was used to find instances of deepening and widening, interactional categories that provide evidence of, respectively, explicit argumentation and creative reasoning. A deepening occurs when students provide further argumentation for an on-going perspective. A widening occurs, on the other hand, when a student (or students) attempts to diverge from the current perspective by either questioning it or presenting a new perspective or new idea. Given examples of deepening and widening from real e-discussions, the AI algorithm was able to successfully find similar events within new e-discussions and did so within realistic run-time expectations. Our ultimate aim is to provide a software tool for teachers that will support them in recognizing a range of important dialogic aspects of student ediscussions, such as deepening and widening.

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Weitere Links

McLarenEtAl-FindingCreativeReasoning-AIED-2009.pdf (pdf, 348 KB )

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence