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Nicolas Van Labeke

Nicolas Van Labeke

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This position paper describes a long-term Technology-Enhanced Learning initiative at the Leeds Institute of Medical Education in which a per-sonalised adaptive learning mentor will be deployed for all MBChB students enrolled in the course. The system, myPAL, is enriching the existing TEL programs embedded in the curriculum and will be leveraging re...
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This position paper presents a forward-looking view on addressing a long standing professional learning challenge faced by higher educational institutions, namely assisting students to make meaning from work-based experience and develop as reflexive professionals. We suggest that a synergetic approach, building on existing research in professional...
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Background: Previous studies of frequency discrimination training (FDT) for tinnitus used repetitive task-based training programmes relying on extrinsic factors to motivate participation. Studies reported limited improvement in tinnitus symptoms. Purpose: To evaluate FDT exploiting intrinsic motivations by integrating training with computer-game...
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This paper reports the findings of an empirical investigation, which set out to test a set of rainbow essay exercises The rainbow diagrams are pictorial representations of formal graphs that are derived automatically from student essays .They were designed to allow students to discover how key concepts in a well written essay are connected together...
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The SAFeSEA project (Supportive Automated Feedback for Short Essay Answers) aims to develop an automated feedback system to support university students as they write summative essays. Empirical studies carried out in the initial phase of the system’s development illuminated students’ approaches to and understandings of the essay-writing process. Fi...
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This paper presents observations that were made about a corpus of 135 graded student essays by analysing them with a computer program that we are designing to provide automated formative feedback on draft essays. In order to provide individualised feedback to help students to improve their essays, the program carries out automatic essay structure r...
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OpenEssayist is an automated, interactive feedback system designed to provide an acceptable level of support for students as they write essays for summative assessment. There are two main components to the system: (1) a linguistic analysis engine and (2) a web application that generates feedback for students The main pedagogical challenge in the e-...
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This paper reports on an application that delivers automated formative feedback designed to help university students improve their assignments. The aim of the system is to improve the confidence and skills of the user by promoting self-directed learning through metacognition. The system focuses on the content of an essay by using automatic summaris...
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This paper presents observations that were made about a corpus of 135 graded student essays by analysing them with a computer program that we are designing to provide automated formative feedback on draft essays. In order to provide individualised feedback to help students to improve their essays, the program carries out automatic essay structure r...
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The SAFeSEA project (Supportive Automated Feedback for Short Essay Answers) aims to develop an automated feedback system to support university students as they write summative essays. Empirical studies carried out in the initial phase of the system’s development illuminated students’ approaches to and understandings of the essay-writing process. Fi...
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This paper reports on progress on the design of OpenEssayist, a web application that aims at supporting students in writing essays. The system uses techniques from Natural Language Processing to automatically extract summaries from free-text essays, such as key words and key sentences, and carries out essay structure recognition. The current design...
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Slides of the presentation at the DCLA (Discourse-Centric Learning Analytics) workshop, Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (LAK'13), Leuven, Belgium.
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OpenEssayist is a system which is currently under development. It aims to provide an effective automated interactive feedback system that yields an acceptable level of support for university students writing summative essays. The principal natural language processing technique currently employed is extractive summarisation using graph-based ranking...
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Many (2D) Dynamic Geometry Systems (DGSs) are able to export numeric coordinates and equations with numeric coefficients to Computer Algebra Systems (CASs). Moreover, different approaches and systems that link (2D) DGSs with CASs, so that symbolic coordinates and equations with symbolic coefficients can be exported from the DGS to the CAS, already...
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Difficulties communicating are common in everyday life. It is frustrating when you cannot understand someone at the pub or on a bad mobile phone connection. The education of children is hampered when they cannot understand the teacher because the classroom is noisy. The frequency and severity of these communication difficulties are increased for in...
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The L4All system allows learners to record and share learning pathways through educational offerings, with the aim of facilitating progression from Secondary Education through to Further Education and on to Higher Education.This paper describes the design of the system’s facility for searching for “people like me”, presents the results of an evalua...
Technical Report
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The L4All project that preceded the MyPlan project developed a prototype system, the L4All system, which provided facilities for visualising, planning and reflecting on lifelong learning. It offered an online space providing information on learning opportunities in London, and a forum for learners to share information about each others’ learning an...
Technical Report
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The MyPlan project aimed to contribute to the JISC e-Learning programme by developing, deploying and evaluating new techniques and tools that allow personalised planning of lifelong learning. The project brought together stakeholders from a broad range of institutions all of whom are committed to providing lifelong learning opportunities which enha...
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It is believed that, with the help of suitable technology, learners and systems can cooperate in building a sufficiently accurate learner model they can use to promote learner reflection through discussion of their knowledge, preferences and motivational dispositions (among other learner characteristics). Open learner modelling is a technology that...
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The use of kinaesthetic modes of learning is unquestioned in primary education, yet these are largely underused in secondary education despite considerable evidence of their importance for conceptual understanding for mathematics. There are rich realms of geometry to be learned in three-dimensional Euclidean space, and various “non-Euclidean” space...
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The L4All system provides an environment for the lifelong learner to access information about courses, personal development plans, recommendation of learning pathways, personalised support for planning of learning, and reflecting on learning. Designed as a web-based application, it offers lifelong learners the possibility to define and share their...
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L4All is a system that records and shares learning trails through educational offerings with the aim of facilitating progression of lifelong learners from Secondary Education, through to Further Education and on to Higher Education (HE). The focus is on helping those post-16 learners who have traditionally not participated in HE. L4All allows learn...
Technical Report
The L4All project has developed a prototype system, the L4All system, for visualising, planning and reflecting on personal learning and lifelong learning. It offers an online space that provides information on learning opportunities and career development pathways, and a forum for learners to share information and collaborate with peers and tutors....
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Version 1 of the L4All personalisation engine was described in detail in Deliverable D4.1 of the MyPlan project, and focussed on the first three issues above: search for people like me, customisation of the system and recommendation (only partially described in that deliverable). This document describes Version 2 of the personalisation engine and a...
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This deliverable covers workpackage WP4 (Development and deployment of personalised functionalities for planning of lifelong learning) and reports on the current state of the (re)design of the L4All system. Τhe developed personalisation engine will provide: (i) personalised search of timelines from "people like me"; (ii) personalised recommendation...
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It is believed that, with the help of suitable technology, learners and systems can cooperate in building a sufficiently accurate learner model they can use to promote learner reflection through discussion of their knowledge, preferences and motivational dispositions (among other learner characteristics). Open learner modelling is a technology that...
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Opening a model of the learner is a potentially complex operation. There are many aspects of the learner that can be modelled, and many of these aspects may need to be opened in different ways. In addition, there may be complicated interactions between these aspects which raise questions both about the accuracy of the underlying model and the metho...
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We analyse how a learner modelling engine that uses belief functions for evidence and belief representation, called xLM, reacts to different input information about the learner in terms of changes in the state of its beliefs and the decisions that it derives from them. The paper covers xLM induction of evidence with different strengths from the qua...
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This paper describes the design of the learner modelling component of the LeActiveMath system, which was conceived to integrate modelling of learners’ competencies in a subject domain, motivational and affective dispositions and meta-cognition. This goal has been achieved by organising learner models as stacks, with the subject domain as ground lay...
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We describe XLM, the learner modelling subsystem of LEACTIVE- MATH, from the viewpoint of how it makes use of technologies associated with the Semantic Web. We discuss how a better usage of these technologies could make of XLM a more generic learner modelling engine to serve a variety of e- learning systems. We try to foresee important issues to be...
Technical Report
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This report represents the Student Model Dialogue deliverable (D32) and describes in detail the improvements that have been made to the dialogue component of the Open Learner Model (OLM) since its original description in D29. In this document, the term “dialogue” in the Open Learner Model should not be understood in the broad sense of open-ended co...
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This report provides a description of the integration of the Extended Learner Model (xLM) into LEACTIVEMATH, replacing the earlier ACTIVEMATH learner model component. It includes a brief description of xLM architecture in relation to LEACTIVEMATH and how information is exchanged between them via event messaging and procedure calls, followed by deta...
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This report is part of deliverable D30 Report and Prototype of Diagnostic Functionalities and provides a description of the implementation of the diagnostic functionalities of the Extended Learner Model (xLM), the prototype learner modelling subsystem of LEACTIVEMATH that replaces the earlier ACTIVEMATH learner model. It includes also an explanatio...
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This document provides a description of the implementation of the Open Learner Model (OLM) as required by the workplan for LeActiveMath. The OLM is one of the component of the Extended Learner Model (xLM), the prototype learner modelling subsystem of LeActiveMath. Its aim it to provide LeActiveMath with an interface for the learners to access, expl...
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The terms dynamic representation and animation are often used as if they are synonymous, but in this paper we argue that there are multiple ways to represent phenomena that change over time. Time-persistent representations show a range of values over time. Time-implicit representations also show a range of values but not the specific times when the...
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This document provides a specification of the Student Model as required by the workplan for LEACTIVEMATH. The specification relatesWork Package 4 Student Model (WP4) to the other LEACTIVEMATH components and describes its subcomponents. The Work Package main deliverable, the student modelling subsystem of LEACTIVEMATH, is renamed as the “Extended Le...
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DEMIST is a multi-representational simulation environment that supports understanding of the representations and concepts of population dynamics. We report on a study with 18 subjects with little prior knowledge that explored if DEMIST could support their learning and asked what decisions learners would make about how to use the many representation...
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Many researchers have begun to call for environments to be developed which specifically recognize the distinctive contribution that multiple external representations (MERs) can bring to learning. In this paper, we present the conceptual framework that forms the basis for our approach to understanding learning with MERs and describe how we have embe...
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Learning environments use multiple e xternal representations (MERs) in the hope that l earners can b enefit from the properties of each representation and ultimately achieve a deeper understanding of the subject being taught. Research on whether MERs do confer these additional advantages has shown that learning can be facilitated bu t only if learn...
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Designing an effective Multiple External Representations (MERs) environment remains a difficult t ask, as research that has evaluated how they support learning h as produced mixed results. Different approaches can b e used to complete this effectiveness objective. One such approach, defined as Domain-Informed, may consist in starting with and fitti...
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This PhD thesis takes place in the context of designing Interactive Learning Environment (ILE) where one of the diffculties is that the proposed solutions are hardly accepted by teachers because they are often not adapted to their own approach of teaching. Thus, our objective is to take in account the teachers needs directly in the design process,...
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This paper emphasizes the importance of capturing, i.e. making explicit, the knowledge that teachers implicitly use in teaching - the content as well as pedagogy. We describe a process for obtaining information from geometry teachers that will help us to better understand how they teach the spatial properties inherent in 3D geometry. This in turn e...
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Our major research aim is to analyse the teachers’ needs and to propose a design process taking into account teachers as users. The main characteristics of this project are: 1) the development of Calques 3D, a microworld for spatial geometry learning, 2) a pluri-disciplinary work, 3) a framework to lead the negotiation between the different actors,...
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A Computer-Based Learning Environment (CBLE) needs to be adapted to several teaching styles, since this is a condition for acceptance and effective use in school. In this paper we propose to provide teachers with an opportunity for describing the learning sequences they plan to perform within the environment. Then, from these descriptions, a specif...
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Calques 3D is a microworld designed for constructing, observing and manipulating ge-ometrical figures. It provides the user with functions and visual feedback for seeing and understanding objects in the third dimension. It also allows him to dynamically construct geometrical figures from elementary objects and construction operations and, finally,...
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Un environnement informatique d'apprentissage doit pouvoir s'adapter à différents styles d'enseignement pour être effectivement intégré dans les classes et accepté par les enseignants. Nous pensons que les difficultés d'une telle adaptation proviennent de la diversité des points de vue sur chaque connaissance du domaine. Dans cet article, nous décr...
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Using the TALC geometric tutor, a student can obtain a diagnosis about the correctness of his construction of a figure with respect to a teacher's specification. In the case his construction is incor¬rect, our aim is to improve the explanations given by TALC using a student (mis)conceptions model. Since the knowledge representation in TALC uses fir...
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Nos travaux se placent dans le cadre du tuteur TALC dont l'objectif est de diagnostiquer la correction d'une figure géométrique construite par un élève vis-à-vis d'une spécification fournie par le professeur. Dans le cas où des constructions sont incorrectes, il parait très utile pour produire une bonne explication à l’élève de disposer d'un modèle...
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Notre travail se place dans la cadre de la conception et de la réalisation du Tuteur d'Aide Logique pour la Construction de figures géométriques TALC. L'objectif de ce tuteur est de diagnostiquer la correction d'une figure construite par un élève vis-à-vis d'une spécification fournie par le professeur. TALC fournit actuellement trois types de diag...

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The JISC-funded MyPlan project has targeted the independent lifelong learner by creating a web-based system that allows users to record and share their learning pathways, i.e. the record of every educational and personal life episodes that are seen as having an impact on their development.