Semi-automatic generation of intelligent curricula to facilitate learning analytics

Angel Fiallos, Xavier Ochoa

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Abstract

Several Learning Analytics applications are limited by the cost of generating a computer understandable description of the course domain, what is called an Intelligent Curriculum. The following work contributes a novel approach to (semi-)automatically generate Intelligent Curriculum through ontologies extracted from existing learning materials such as digital books or web content. Through a series of natural language processing steps, the semi-structured information present in existing content is transformed into a concept-graph. This work also evaluates the proposed methodology by applying it to learning content for two different courses and measuring the quality of the extracted ontologies against manually generated ones. The results obtained suggest that the technique can be readily used to provide domain information to other Learning Analytics tools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge
Subtitle of host publicationLearning Analytics to Promote Inclusion and Success, LAK 2019
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages46-50
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450362566
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 4 2019
Event9th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, LAK 2019 - Tempe, United States
Duration: Mar 4 2019Mar 8 2019

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, LAK 2019
CountryUnited States
CityTempe
Period3/4/193/8/19

Keywords

  • Intelligent curriculum
  • NLP
  • Ontologies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Fiallos, A., & Ochoa, X. (2019). Semi-automatic generation of intelligent curricula to facilitate learning analytics. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge: Learning Analytics to Promote Inclusion and Success, LAK 2019 (pp. 46-50). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3303772.3303834