Social visualization: a technology that uses behavior of past users to guide future reader This extension was motivated by our studies of social comparison interfaces in educational contexts [10, 4], which demonstrated that social comparison (SC) features could act as a motivator for students engagement and enable stronger students to act as guidance for weaker students.
Hypothesis: The effect of the social comparison on improving students success rate on answering quizzes takes more than 3 weeks in appear
Reading Mirror: Social Navigation and Social Comparison for Electronic Textbooks
Reading Mirror: Social Navigation and
Social Comparison for Electronic
Jordan Barria-Pineda, Peter Brusilovsky, Daqing He
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Workshop on Intelligent Textbooks @ AIED’19
Attempts on modernizing digital textbooks:
● Recommendation of relevant external content
● Concept-mapping activities
● Social annotations
● Embedded interactive learning activities
Extend electronic textbooks with progress
Mirrored icicle plot
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Information Retrieval class at Univ. of Pittsburgh (graduate level)
● Spring 2018 (39 students)
● Fall 2018 (41 students)
Preliminary results (1)
amount of time to
have an effect on
Preliminary results (2)
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● Which social performance/behavioral information
should be open to the students?
● In which way should this social information be open?
In which level of granularity?
● In which context should we open this? Always or in
specific periods of time? Whole class’ information or
only a specific subgroup’s information?
Student modeling from reading
Embed personalized learning content
recommendations (e.g. videos,
Visual explanation of
recommendations based on the
Better understanding of