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Content analysis and visualizations - Tools for a social media-enhanced learning environment

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2014, 3-6 December, 2014, Dubai, UAE
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-4438-5
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning -
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning


ConferenceInternational Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning
Period1/01/14 → …


In this article we introduce learning analytics visualizations based on content analysis principles that are implemented in TUT Circle, a social media-enhanced learning environment developed by the Intelligent Information Systems Laboratory (IISLab) at Tampere University of Technology in Finland. TUT Circle contains all the basic functionalities of a modern social media service, supporting communication, collaboration, networking, and information sharing [1]. Data about students' actions recorded in the log data of TUT Circle is analyzed and visualized in order to support monitoring and tracking students' activity and participation. TUT Circle provides several different kinds of interactive visualizations for teachers and students. According to an earlier study the most relevant and motivating visualizations for students in TUT Circle were based on content analysis. They were more useful in learning and studying according to students than, for example, visualizations of student activity or network visualizations illustrating reading and commenting on each other's contents [2].

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Field of science, Statistics Finland