Learning Analytics in R with SNA, LSA, and MPIA

Learning Analytics in R with SNA, LSA, and MPIA

by Fridolin Wild

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ISBN-13: 9783319804255
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 04/26/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 275
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr Fridolin Wild is a Senior Research Fellow, leading the Performance Augmentation Lab (PAL) of Oxford Brookes University. With the research and development of the lab, Fridolin seeks to close the dissociative gap between abstract knowledge and its practical application, researching radically new forms of linking directly from knowing something ‘in principle’ to applying that knowledge ‘in practice’ and speeding its refinement and integration into polished performance.



Fridolin is leading numerous EU, European Space Agency, and nationally funded research projects, including WEKIT, TCBL, ARPASS, Tellme, TELmap, cRunch, Stellar, Role, LTfLL, iCamp, and Prolearn. Fridolin is the voted treasurer of the European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning (EATEL) and leads its Special Interest Group on Wearable-Enhanced Learning (SIG WELL). He chairs the working group on Augmented Reality Learning Experience Models (ARLEM) of the IEEE Standards Association as well as the Natural Language Processing task view of the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN).


Fridolin also holds the post as Research Fellow of the Open University of the UK. Before, Fridolin worked as a researcher at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria from 2004 to 2009. He studied at the University of Regensburg, Germany, with extra-murals at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the University of Hildesheim.

Table of Contents

Preface.- 1.Introduction.- 2.Learning Theory and Algorithmic Quality Characteristics.- 3.Representing and Analysing Purposiveness with SNA.- 4.Representing and Analysing Meaning with LSA.- 5.Meaningful, Purposive Interaction Analysis.- 6.Visual Analytics Using Vector Maps as Projection Surfaces.- 7.Calibrating for Specific Domains.- 8.Implementation: The MPIA Package.- 9.MPIA in Action: Example Learning Analytics.- 10.Evaluation.- 11.Conclusion and Outlook.- Annex A: Classes and Methods of the MPIA Package.

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