Tuesday, October 06, 2009

NetLearn: Social Network Analysis and Visualizations for Learning

Here are the slides of my talk last week at ECTEL09. The related paper "NetLearn: Social Network Analysis and Visualizations for Learning" is available here. The NetLearn project homepage can be accessed here. Please refer to the help section, in case you encounter problems when running the NetLearn applets.


The most valuable and innovative knowledge is hard to find, and it lies within distributed communities and networks. Locating the right community or person who can provide us with exactly the knowledge that we need and who can help us solve exactly the problems that we come upon, can be an efficient way to learn forward. In this paper, we present the details of NetLearn; a service that acts as a knowledge filter for learning. The primary aim of NetLearn is to leverage social network analysis and visualization techniques to help learners mine communities and locate experts that can populate their personal learning environments.


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