Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on (2012)
Rome, Italy Italy
July 4, 2012 to July 6, 2012
Goal-Setting enhances learning by providing a sense of direction and purpose. Often only a few goals are suggested, as a result many learners fail to find the goals that they can relate to. To address this problem, we propose to extract a large number and variety of goals from social media. Learners can then observe goal-based messages from others and adopt the ones they find useful. Conceptually, this approach could be considered a combination of Goal-Setting and Observational Learning. To provide a practical implementation, we automate this process by (1) retrieving a large number of messages from Twitter, (2) classifying which ones contain goals, (3) determining what those goals are.
Media, Twitter, Educational institutions, Conferences, Information systems, Electronic mail, Humans, data mining, goal-setting, observational learning
S. Louvigne, N. Rubens, F. Anma and T. Okamoto, "Utilizing Social Media for Goal Setting Based on Observational Learning," 2012 IEEE 12th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), Rome, 2012, pp. 736-737.