This article explores networked learning technologies and the development of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs). The study examines and explains hybrid MOOCs and focuses on the use of bot-teachers within a post-humanist perspective. The research findings reveal that, while the use of bot-teachers is beneficial in terms of facilitating and increasing discourse/interaction, it is ineffective in providing other components of teaching presence. Yet ultimately, learners' positive behaviors indicate that bot-teachers hold promise as an educational tool.
July 20, 2018
Bozkurt, Aras; Kilgore, Whitney & Crosslin, Matt
In this article, a topic model was explored using unsupervised machine learning to summarized free-text narrative reports of 77,215 injuries that occurred in coal mines in the USA between 2000 and 2015. Latent Dirichlet Allocation modeling processes identified six topics from the free-text data. The modeling success enjoyed in this exploratory effort suggests that additional topic mining of these injury text narratives is justified, especially using a broad set of covariates to explain variations in topic emphasis and for comparison of surface mining injuries with injuries occurring during site preparation for construction.
December 14, 2018
Passmore, David L.; Chae, Chungil; Kustikova, Yulia; Baker, Rose M. & Yim, Jeong-Ha
This article presents the scholarly articles that were written after the 2017 EDUsummIT, based on discussions within the Thematic Working Groups during the meeting itself. The article also present the Call to Action that was consolidated from the closing statements of the nine EDUsummIT 2017 Thematic Working Groups.
This article describes a secondary data analysis study linking the internal organizational elements of administrative intensity to institutional results as evidenced by higher education student retention and graduation rates.
September 22, 2018
Romine, Kerry; Baker, Rose M. & Romine, Karla A.
This book chapter provides an overview of teams, complex adaptive systems, conflict stages, and conflict models, while also presenting adaptive leadership as a style that offers organizations with the capabilities of reacting to changing environments quickly.
August 1, 2018
Turner, John; Baker, Rose M. & Morris, Mark