Vive Kumar's research while affiliated with Athabasca University and other places

Publications (22)

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When students learn in schools, they usually annotate words and concepts that they think important in the text. Sometimes students might overlook some important information while studying and they might not be able to answer questions of quizzes or exams properly. If they can be reminded about the potentially important words and concepts, they may...
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This chapter exposes MUSIX, an analytics tool about to be developed, that will enrich music learning and enhance the music teaching approach. MUSIX will collect data from music theory lessons, the playing of instrumental pieces, sight-singing, and vocal training, and subsequently teach and help each student through computerized analysis to better t...
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a mental health disorder. People diagnosed with ADHD are often inattentive (have difficulty focusing on a task for a considerable period of time), overly impulsive (make rash decisions), and are hyperactive (moving excessively, often at inappropriate times). ADHD is often diagnosed through psychiat...
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In this paper, we describe a scalable learning analytics platform which runs generalized analytics models on educational data in parallel. As a proof of concept, we use this platform as a base for an end-to-end automated writing feedback system. The system allows students to view feedback on their writing in near real-time, edit their writing based...
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In a growing world of bigdata learning analytics, tremendous quantities of data streams are collected and analyzed by various analytics solutions. These data are crucial in providing the most accurate and reliable analysis results, but at the same time they constitute a risk and challenge from a security standpoint. As fire needs fuel to burn, so d...
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a mental health disorder. People diagnosed with ADHD are often inattentive (have difficulty focusing on a task for a considerable period of time), overly impulsive (make rash decisions), and are hyperactive (moving excessively, often at inappropriate times). ADHD is often diagnosed through psychiat...
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A smart learning environment (SLE) is characterized by the key provision of personalized learning experiences. To approach different degrees of personalization in online learning, this paper introduces a framework called SCALE that tracks finer level learning experiences and translates them into opportunities for custom feedback. A prototype versio...
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There is a great deal of interest in the area of learning analytics and their use in assessing both student and content success in a digital learning environment. This chapter describes the results of a pilot study that used a combination of software tools and processes to collect the data generated from students taking an introductory C programmin...
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There is a great deal of interest in the area of learning analytics and their use in assessing both student and content success in a digital learning environment. This chapter describes the results of a pilot study that used a combination of software tools and processes to collect the data generated from students taking an introductory C programmin...
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Already back in 2006 Retalis et al. [Retalis, 06] proposed their first thoughts on Learning Analytics (LA) and considered interaction analysis as a promising way to better understand the learner's behavior. A couple of years later, further activities were organized; especially Siemens and Long [Siemens, 11] predicted that the most important factor...
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Synchronous online learning environment is becoming increasingly popular because of its ability to promote emergent interactions through real-time feedback. This study examined the role of co-regulation in synchronous online learning environment to capture the dynamics of social interaction in learning. A study was conducted to examine the relation...
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This book provides an archival forum for researchers, academics, practitioners, and industry professionals interested and/or engaged in the reform of the ways of teaching and learning through advancing current learning environments towards smart learning environments. The contributions of this book are submitted to the International Conference on S...
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form only given. This session will address how e-portfolios are being used in a variety of innovative ways in forth formal and informal learning contexts. The development and deployment of e-portfolios in a variety of learning environments will be discussed along with tools and technologies used to create them. The session will include a discussion...
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Computer-driven analytics are becoming increasingly essential to various disciplines. Written language in particular has received a great deal of attention, and many tools now exist to gather information about compositions. This research has resulted in Internet search programs, translators, and computerized narrators. However, analytics have yet t...
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While traditional learning assessment pedagogical methods adequately evaluate student coursework deliverables, active tracking of students' learning process presents an abundance of insight as to each individual habits, styles, and highlight areas of difficulty throughout the learning experience. This paper outlines the basis for two active iCore p...
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Use of mobile and sensor technologies in learning has emerged as a growing research area, and has given rise to a lot of research that takes advantage of learner's location, environment, proximity and situation to contextualizing the learning process. The adaptivity and personalization in these scenarios have taken a new meaning by bringing authent...
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Learning in online environments has the potential to better classroom instruction in many avenues. In this context, this article presents two novel technologies, first, a method to causally model learner competencies, both conceptual and metacognitive, and second, a method to identify learning styles of individual learners. We contend that in both...
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Writing is a core skill students are expected to develop early in their schooling. However, tracking and understanding the development of learners' expertise in writing poses considerable challenges, given the complexity of the writing process and the volume of data. This paper discusses two technologically-enhanced pedagogical methods that hold th...
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In e-learning, questions concerned how one can create course material that motivate and support students in guiding their own learning have attracted an increasing number of research interests ranging from adaptive learning systems design to personal learning environments and learning styles/preferences theories. The main challenge of learning onli...
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Writing is a core skill that learners are expected to develop in their early school years and use effectively throughout their later school years. Historically, writing has been considered the purview of grade school education, yet there is evidence that learners seem to lack basic writing skills even at the university level. Unfortunately, the cha...
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This paper proposes a Grid-based Learning Management System (GLMS) framework as a global approach to E-learning. In spite of its potential, present day instruction and learning through online media is highly localized. Being local, the material used by the educational institution for instruction quickly becomes stagnated. Further, the institution t...
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Without prudent application of instructional design, the process of learning simply boils down to an optimistic experimentation rather than an enlightened guidance. Predominantly, learners are not exposed to the instructional design process that the instructor followed to rationalize the resultant pedagogy. In fact, learners are led to believe that...

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... In the causal and prediction systems, most of the literature used the total score or grade to represent the students' performance [48,49]. However, the course grade cannot indicate integral parts of ability [50]. Bergersen et al. [51] pointed out that segregating the learning performance into knowledge and skills would make it easy to extract the students' strengths and/or weaknesses. ...
... Information and communications technology (ICT) platforms will continue to give learners an exciting way to communicate exchange and manage knowledge [21]. Moreover, SLE represents an innovative approach of education that will add value in improving the learning process [22]. ...
... Given that the progress of LA development in Malaysia is still at the awareness level, and the available source systems are not yet integrated, academics are more concerned about the security of the data being used to inform educational provision, as those data may have a high value target (Seanosky, Jacques, Kumar, & Kinshuk, 2016). In response, some universities in Malaysia have started to apply for International Organization for Standardization on information security to provide a model "for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving an information security management system" (International Organization for Standardization, 2005, para 1). ...
... Measuring the Written Language Disorder among Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder A literature review was completed to identify common methods that are currently used for screening ADHD (Mitchnick, Kumar, Kinshuk, & Fraser, 2016). This review explicates a set of writing-related factors that were linked to WLD. ...
... words-nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs(Crossley et al., 2016)-refer to real-word objects and their qualities helpful in modelling the variance of content in the text. For example,Lewkow et al. (2016) used content words to measure the conciseness of text. Change in the ratio between number of content words in an evidential sentence and number of content words in related source text(s) as a function of the relative position of the evidential sentence in paragraph may indicate change in writer's level of elaboration. ...
... The co-authored 2 publications with them [21], [22]. Exploring the number of citations in Google Scholar (see right vertical axis in Fig. 2), the most highly cited publications were [24] [24] obtained the higher rate (n = 21), followed by [25]- [29], [34]- [36] (5 > n > 10 cites per paper). ...
... They are regarded as the technology-supported learning environments that make adaptations and provide appropriate support through guidance, feedback, hints or tools in the right places and at the right time based on individual learners' needs, which might be determined through analyzing their learning behaviours, performance and the online and real-world contexts in which they are situated (Hwang, 2014). Boulanger et al. (2015) indicated that smart learning environments involve context awareness that can combine a physical classroom with many virtual learning environments. ...
... This allows for an intuitive interaction between the student and their LMS, while collecting data for feedback at the same time. The feedback given to students is developed from an existing collection of competencies which include traditional writing metrics such as spelling and grammatical accuracy as well as more advanced metrics that capture sentiment and writing flow [6]. Details of the writing feedback competencies are not included here for brevity. ...
... The SCALE system consists of a number of custom-built sensors that track different types of student activities such as reading, writing, mathematical problem solving, coding, and collaborating. The main idea behind SCALE is to: continuously collect learning data from students from within their learning environment, and allow students and teachers to estimate, or infer, factors that are traditionally not available from the captured data We have developed tools that track and record in reading, writing, and coding [19,20,21,22]. These tools allow us to perform advanced analytics based on trace data t in writing and coding. ...
... This study used content analysis to analyze the discussion transcripts of the 23 groups. We revised the coding scheme proposed by Zheng et al. (2014) to analyze coregulation behaviors. As shown in Table 1, the coding scheme for the analysis of coregulation behavior included six dimensions. ...