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dc.contributor.author Suthers, Daniel D en_US
dc.contributor.author Rosen, Devan en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-15T20:40:39Z en_US
dc.date.available 2012-06-15T20:40:39Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Suthers, D. D., & Rosen, D. (2011). A unified framework for multi-level analysis of distributed learning. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge, Banff, Alberta, February 27-March 1, 2011. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/22836 en_US
dc.description.abstract Learning and knowledge creation is often distributed across multiple media and sites in networked environments. Traces of such activity may be fragmented across multiple logs and may not match analytic needs. As a result, the coherence of distributed interaction and emergent phenomena are analytically cloaked. Understanding distributed learning and knowledge creation requires multi-level analysis of the situated accomplishments of individuals and small groups and of how this local activity gives rise to larger phenomena in a network. We have developed an abstract transcript representation that provides a unified analytic artifact of distributed activity, and an analytic hierarchy that supports multiple levels of analysis. Log files are abstracted to directed graphs that record observed relationships (contingencies) between events, which may be interpreted as evidence of interaction and other influences between actors. Contingency graphs are further abstracted to twomode directed graphs that record how associations between actors are mediated by digital artifacts and summarize sequential patterns of interaction. Transitive closure of these associograms yields sociograms, to which existing network analytic techniques may be applied, yielding aggregate results that can then be interpreted by reference to the other levels of analysis. We discuss how the analytic hierarchy bridges between levels of analysis and theory. en_US
dc.subject socio-technical networks en_US
dc.subject distributed learning en_US
dc.subject networked learning en_US
dc.subject interaction analysis en_US
dc.subject social network analysis en_US
dc.title A unified framework for multi-level analysis of distributed learning. en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
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