Maximilian Müller, Aris Alissandrakis and Marcelo Milrad presented an analysis of data from the JuxtaLearn project at the 24th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2016).
ICCE 2016, the 24th International Conference on Computers in Education, was arranged in Bombay in India on 28 November to 2 December 2016. The best paper award at the conference was awarded "VC/DC – Video versus Domain Concepts in Comments to Learner-generated Science Videos", written by Maximilian Müller, Aris Alissandrakis and Marcelo Milrad at the Department of Media Technology at Linnaeus University together with three colleagues from the Rhine-Ruhr Institute for Applied System Innovation (RIAS) in Germany.
The work described in the article involved network-text analysis techniques applied on data from the JuxtaLearn EU FP7 project, where students have made video comments on specific topics within the subjects science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The article covers what is actually discussed when students share their own videos in these science domains. Would the aspect of video-making dominate over activities related to a deepening of domain understanding? The study indicates that there are different ways of balancing both aspects and interventions will be needed to bring forth the desired blend.