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Sentiment Analysis in MOOC Discussion Forums: What does it tell us?
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In this paper, we explore mining collective sentiment from forum posts in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in order to monitor students’ trending opinions towards the course and major course tools. Expand
Exploring the Effect of Confusion in Discussion Forums of Massive Open Online Courses
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We describe a classification model using discussion forum behavior and clickstream data to automatically identify posts that express confusion. Expand
Linguistic Reflections of Student Engagement in Massive Open Online Courses
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We investigate using computational linguistic models to measure learner motivation and cognitive engagement from the text of forum posts in MOOCs. Expand
A Supervised Approach to Predict Company Acquisition with Factual and Topic Features Using Profiles and News Articles on TechCrunch
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We explored topic features via topic modeling techniques, as well as a set of other novel features of our design within a machine learning framework. Expand
Investigating How Student's Cognitive Behavior in MOOC Discussion Forum Affect Learning Gains
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In this paper, we adopt a content analysis approach to analyze students’ cognitively relevant behaviors in a MOOC discussion forum and further explore the relationship between the quantity and quality of that participation with learning gains. Expand
Identifying Latent Study Habits by Mining Learner Behavior Patterns in Massive Open Online Courses
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We propose a novel method to characterize types of sessions in MOOCs by mining the habitual behaviors of students within individual sessions. Expand
Social factors that contribute to attrition in MOOCs
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We explore how an unsupervised graphical model (a Mixed Membership Stochastic Blockmodel) is able to identify emerging social structure that predicts dropout along the way in one specific MOOC. Expand
Disambiguating Dynamic Sentiment Ambiguous Adjectives
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Dynamic sentiment ambiguous adjectives (DSAAs) like "large, small, high, low" pose a challenging task on sentiment analysis. Expand
Towards triggering higher-order thinking behaviors in MOOCs
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We present an analysis in which we observe a larger effect of higher-order thinking behaviors on learning compared with paying general or focused attention to course materials. Expand
Peer Influence on Attrition in Massively Open Online Courses
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We investigate the role of relational bonds in keeping students engaged in online courses. Expand
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