What Tech Makes Possible in EDU Research
Few educational studies quantitatively focus on smaller-scale interactions. The use of modern technologies can help fill that gap. In education, potentially interesting data is everywhere (even inside something like a class chat function).
Sick and bored one day, I decided to study my class' communications. Once the decision to study this data was made, it was easy to see what interesting information could be extracted.
In this talk, I will walk through how this study was conducted using features of an online classroom environment and modern data analysis technology. I will discuss study design, data collection, results, and spend a good amount of time on the analysis performed.
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- Nearly all data is good data-learn how to extract interesting things from data that you didn't even know you had (or even know was data).
- Learn how modern data analysis is making new things possible in educational research.
- Along the way, learn about some of the dynamics of an online class-some of which may carry over into non-online education.
- Christopher Wolfram, Student Intern, Wolfram Research
Christopher Wolfram, Student Intern, Wolfram Research