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ERIC Number: EJ1137515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1436-4522
Assessing the Language of Chat for Teamwork Dialogue
Shibani, Antonette; Koh, Elizabeth; Lai, Vivian; Shim, Kyong Jin
Educational Technology & Society, v20 n2 p224-237 2017
In technology-enhanced language learning, many pedagogical activities involve students in online discussion such as synchronous chat, in order to help them practice their language skills. Besides developing the language competency of students, it is also crucial to nurture their teamwork competencies for today's global and complex environment. Language communication is an important glue of teamwork. In order to assess the language of chat for teamwork dimensions, several text mining methods are possible. However, difficulties arise such as pre-processing being a black box and classification approaches and algorithms being dependent on the context. To address these issues, the study will evaluate and explain pre-processing and classification methods used to analyze teamwork dialogue from a dataset of chat data. Analytics methods evaluated in this study provide a direction for assessing the language of chat for teamwork dialogue and can help extend the work of technology-enhanced language learning to not only focus on academic competency, but on the communication aspect too.
International Forum of Educational Technology & Society. Available from: National Sun Yat-sen University. Department of Information Management, 70, Lien-Hai Rd, Kaohsiung, 80424, Taiwan. Web site: http://www.ifets.info
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore