Ani Aghababyan

Ani Aghababyan
McGraw-Hill Education · Digital Platform Group

PhD

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While prior research has typically treated student self-confidence as a static measure, confidence is not identical in all situations. We study the degree to which confidence varies over time using entropy, investigating whether high variation in confidence is more characteristic of highly confident or highly uncertain students, using data from 118...
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People in general and students in particular have a tendency to misinterpret their own abilities. Some tend to underestimate their skills, while others tend to overestimate them. This paper investigates the degree to which metacognition is asymmetric in real-world learning and examines the change of a students' confidence over the course of a semes...
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Learning analytics is an emerging discipline and, as such, it benefits from new tools and methodological approaches. This work reviews and summarizes our workshop on microgenetic data analysis techniques using R, held at the 2nd annual Learning Analytics Summer Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts on June 30th, 2014. Specifically, this paper intro...
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The struggle with fraction learning in kindergarten through Grade 12 in the United States is a persistent problem and one of the major stumbling blocks to succeeding in higher mathematics. Research into this problem has identified several areas where students commonly struggle with fractions. While there are many theories of fraction learning, none...
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This paper evaluates the Human Affect Recording Tool (HART), a Computer Assisted Direct Observation (CADO) application that facilitates scientific sampling. HART enforces an established method for systematic direct observation in Educational Data Mining (EDM) research, the Baker Rodrigo Ocumpaugh Monitoring Protocol [25] [26]. This examination prov...
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Student login data is a key resource for gaining insight into their learning experience. However, the scale and the complexity of this data necessitate a thorough exploration to identify potential actionable insights, thus rendering it less valuable compared to student achievement data. To compensate for the underestimation of login data importance...
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Advances in educational neuroscience have made it possible for researchers to conduct studies that observe concurrent behavioral (i.e., task performance) and neural (i.e., brain activation) responses to naturalistic educational activities. Such studies are important because they help educators, clinicians, and researchers to better understand the e...
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The use of educational digital games as a method of instruction for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics has increased in the past decade. While these games provide successfully implemented interactive and fun interfaces, they are not designed to respond or remedy students’ negative affect towards the game dynamics or their educational...
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The use of educational digital games as a method of instruction for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics has increased in the past decade. While these games provide successfully implemented interactive and fun interfaces, they are not designed to respond or remedy students’ negative affect towards the game dynamics or their educational...
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A working understanding of fractions is critical to student success in high school and college math. Therefore, an understanding of the learning pathways that lead students to this working understanding is important for educators to provide optimal learning environments for their students. We propose the use of microgenetic analysis techniques incl...

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Research focused on developing a series of free, online educational games aimed at fostering pre-algebra concepts and studying user learning and interactions with online environments. As part of this project, we created an online, fraction learning game--Refraction. We conducted small- and large-scale studies in which we used embedded content assessments and fine-grained analyses of student and adult game play to measure fraction understanding.
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People in general and students in particular have tendencies of misinterpreting their own abilities. Some tend to humbly underestimate their skills, while others tend to greatly overestimate them. This paper investigates the impact of student academic confidence and how it changes over the course of a semester.