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TagAssessment: Using tagging technology for learner assessment

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Nowadays, with development of Information technology, using e-learning for higher quality of education has been increased. On the other hand with the emergence of Web 2.0 and high interest for using its technologies such as tagging, annotating and social networking caused to more users participation than before. In this regard, one of the most popular technologies is Tagging. Usually users used to place tags on the contents as a reminder in future. In this paper, a novel method is proposed to assess the learners' understandings. The mentioned method which is named TagAssessment computes the figure of relationship between the contents and the user's tags and utilizes the obtained results for learner assessment. In this regard, the semantic distance between the tags associated to the content, and the concepts covered by the same content is calculated using WordNet tree ontology. In the evaluation process, ninety learners were asked to place their tags on the contents related to a BSc course to create a data set for further evaluation. The obtained results showed that as the smaller the distance between the learners' tags and the contents are the better comprehension have been achieved.

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6th National and 3rd International Conference of E-Learning and E-Teaching

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14-15 Feb. 2012