NIE Researchers Give Talks at Workshop on Education and Social Science Technologies

NIE Researchers Give Talks at Workshop on Education and Social Science Technologies

Date
Friday, 06 October 2017

Researchers from NIE gave talks at the Workshop on Education and Social Science Technologies (WESST) organized by the School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Institute for the Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology (ALSET), NUS. It was held at NUS from 19 - 21 July 2017.

The following researchers presented the respective talks at WESST:

Dr Elizabeth Koh, Research Scientist at OER, presented on “Leveraging Learning Analytics to Formatively Assess Teamwork” based on her OER project “Integrating My Groupwork Buddy Into the Classroom to Enhance Student Team Collaboration and Teacher Pedagogical Practice”.

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Dr Elizabeth Koh

Dr Elizabeth Koh's presentation is available for viewing here:



2.     Dr Jennifer Tan, Research Scientist and Assistant Dean (Knowledge Mobilisation) at OER, presented on “LA Visualisations to Foster Collaborative Critical Reading Skills and Deepen Learning Engagement in English Language” based on her OER project “WiREAD: Enhancing Students’ 21st Century Skills in English Literacy through a Web-based Collaborative Reading and Learning Analytics Environment”.

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Dr Jennifer Tan

Dr Jennifer Tan's presentation is available for viewing here:



3.     Dr Chen Wenli, Associate Professor at NIE’s Learning Sciences Technologies Academic Group, presented on “Automated Assessment of Argumentation in Science Classrooms” based on her OER project entitled “Assessment and Visualization of Collaborative Argumentation in Science Classroom” and "APPLETREE": Assessing Processes and Products for Learning (APPLE) by Tracking and Reporting Efficacy and Effectiveness (TREE) of Collaborative Idea Improvement.

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Dr Chen Wenli

The event showcased education technology and cutting-edge research by various leading voices in education. The keynote speaker was Associate Professor Carolyn Rosé from the Carnegie Mellon University, Language Technologies Institute and Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and the audience comprised researchers and students.

A/P Min-Yen Kan, Deputy Director (Research) of ALSET, NUS, said, “As ALSET is a starting outfit, there’s a need to be well-informed of what’s going on in the Singapore sphere. OER and NIE are key stakeholders and this event was a chance to invite education researchers to give a talk and to help educate our experts in their specific discipline.”


Photos courtesy of NUS