An algorithm and a tool for the automatic grading of MOOC learners from their contributions in the discussion forum

e-Archivo Repository

e-Archivo estará en modo consulta durante los próximos días. Por favor, NO DEPOSITE ningún trabajo. Los enlaces a través del handle no están accesibles, si necesita hacer una búsqueda de sus publicaciones, pinche en "Navegar por" "Autores". Disculpen las molestias.

Show simple item record García Molina, Sergio Alario-Hoyos, Carlos Moreno-Marcos, Pedro Manuel Muñoz Merino, Pedro José Estévez Ayres, Iria Manuela Delgado Kloos, Carlos 2021-03-08T11:09:58Z 2021-03-08T11:09:58Z 2021-01-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation García-Molina, S., Alario-Hoyos, C., Moreno-Marcos, P. M., Muñoz-Merino, P. J., Estévez-Ayres, I., & Delgado Kloos, C. (2020). An Algorithm and a Tool for the Automatic Grading of MOOC Learners from Their Contributions in the Discussion Forum. Applied Sciences, 11(1), 95.
dc.identifier.issn 2076-3417
dc.description.abstract MOOCs (massive open online courses) have a built-in forum where learners can share experiences as well as ask questions and get answers. Nevertheless, the work of the learners in the MOOC forum is usually not taken into account when calculating their grade in the course, due to the difficulty of automating the calculation of that grade in a context with a very large number of learners. In some situations, discussion forums might even be the only available evidence to grade learners. In other situations, forum interactions could serve as a complement for calculating the grade in addition to traditional summative assessment activities. This paper proposes an algorithm to automatically calculate learners' grades in the MOOC forum, considering both the quantitative dimension and the relevance in their contributions. In addition, the algorithm has been implemented within a web application, providing instructors with a visual and a numerical representation of the grade for each learner. An exploratory analysis is carried out to assess the algorithm and the tool with a MOOC on programming, obtaining a moderate positive correlation between the forum grades provided by the algorithm and the grades obtained through the summative assessment activities. Nevertheless, the complementary analysis conducted indicates that this correlation may not be enough to use the forum grades as predictors of the grades obtained through summative assessment activities.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported in part by the FEDER/Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades;Agencia Estatal de Investigación, through the Smartlet Project under Grant TIN2017-85179-C3-1-R, and in part by the Madrid Regional Government through the e-Madrid-CM Project under Grant S2018/TCS-4307, a project which is co-funded by the European Structural Funds (FSE and FEDER). Partial support has also been received from the European Commission through Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education projects, more specifically through projects LALA (586120-EPP-1-2017-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP), InnovaT (598758-EPP-1-2018-1-AT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP), and PROF-XXI (609767-EPP-1-2019-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP).
dc.format.extent 21
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MDPI
dc.rights © 2020 by the authors.
dc.rights Atribución 3.0 España
dc.subject.other Mooc
dc.subject.other Discussion forum
dc.subject.other Social learning analytics
dc.subject.other Automatic grading
dc.title An algorithm and a tool for the automatic grading of MOOC learners from their contributions in the discussion forum
dc.type research article
dc.subject.eciencia Telecomunicaciones
dc.rights.accessRights open access
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. TIN2017-85179-C3-1-R
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. S2018/TCS-4307
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1
dc.identifier.publicationissue 1
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 21
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Applied Sciences
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 11
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000026540
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (España)
dc.contributor.funder Comunidad de Madrid
dc.contributor.funder European Commission
dc.affiliation.dpto UC3M. Departamento de Ingeniería Telemática
dc.affiliation.grupoinv UC3M. Grupo de Investigación: Aplicaciones y Servicios Telemáticos (GAST)
dc.type.hasVersion VoR
 Find Full text

Files in this item

*Click on file's image for preview. (Embargoed files's preview is not supported)

The following license files are associated with this item:

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record