PhD studentships 2021

Every year, the Open University announces several opportunities to apply for PhD and EdD studentships. These grants typically cover any study fees, provide a monthly tax-free bursary, and on top of that a research training grant. If you are interested in Educational Technology, there are currently two good opportunities for you to apply for a… Continue reading PhD studentships 2021

A comparable reflective writing corpus of multiple languages

Wouldn’t it be great to have a large data set of annotated reflective writings written in various languages? We might get there but let’s start with a bit of brainstorming. At first sight, the task to create a multiple languages reflective writing corpus looks like a relatively straightforward task. For example, we could use a… Continue reading A comparable reflective writing corpus of multiple languages

Published: Automated Analysis of Reflection in Writing

The International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education just published my paper on the Automated Analysis of Reflection in Writing. It is currently freely available at Springer. Find it here: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40593-019-00174-2 The paper brings together much of the research into this new area of research that seeks to understand whether automated methods can be used… Continue reading Published: Automated Analysis of Reflection in Writing

Lightning presentation at the Lace SoLAR Flare event

I gave a short presentation about ReflectR during the Lace SoLAR Flare event about “ReflectR – Analysing reflective thinking in texts” on Friday 24 October 2014. The event took place at the Open University and was under auspices of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) and organized by the LACE project Learning Analytics Community… Continue reading Lightning presentation at the Lace SoLAR Flare event

ReflectR – a tool to detect reflective thinking in texts

In my PhD I am researching methods to to detect reflection automatically . Based on a large body of sentences, which were manually labelled as either reflective or descriptive, I tested several text classification algorithms. Each classifier generates a model, which can be used to classify unseen text. Based on these models I built ReflectR.… Continue reading ReflectR – a tool to detect reflective thinking in texts