Social learning graphs: combining social network graphs and analytics to represent learning experiences

Abelardo Pardo, European Education, eCOTOOL, May 06, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Detailed paper with a lot of smart thinking about graphs and learning analytics. A graph is, in a nutshell, a set of connections between entities (or in graphspeak, a set of edges and nodes). "In  this paper, Social Learning Graphs are presented as a framework to capture and represent the interactions and relations occurring among multiple entities in a learning environment. The advantage of this representation is that it combines structural in formation with observations in a common graph notation suitable to be used by procedures such as link-prediction, recommendation, and abstractions." Here's the direct linkto the full text. See more from Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments.

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