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Assessing learner’s understanding via node-link analysis: an information theory approach

Lajis, Adidah and Abdul Aziz, Normaziah (2008) Assessing learner’s understanding via node-link analysis: an information theory approach. In: International Symposium on Information Technology 2008 (ITSim), Vol.1, 26-29 Aug. 2008, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Cognition or thinking involves mental activities or thought process. The complexness of thought process is represented by the complexness of textual information that consists of more distinct pieces of information. Textual information which is in the form of language and symbol are means in representing and communicating information, experiences and ideas. In our research, the textual information is converted into a node-link representation and the development of the node and link is based on the word co-occurrence and meaning. This process enables us to uncover the hidden knowledge structure. An expert model is used as a referent to enable a precise assessment on learner’s understanding or known information on a specific subject. Initial results show that the more complex the relationships among the terms (pieces of information), the higher the amount of bits generated, as a measurement of the learner’s understanding.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5505/38036 (e-ISBN: 978-1-4244-2328-6, ISBN: 978-1-4244-2327-9, DOI: 10.1109/ITSIM.2008.4631690)
Uncontrolled Keywords: node-link analysis
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Computer Science
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Computer Science
Depositing User: Assoc. Pro Normaziah Abdul Aziz
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2014 15:14
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2015 15:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/38036

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