Research Centre for Vocational Education (RCVE), University of Tampere, Finland
Updated 6.11.2008

Bayesian Modeling of Activities and Profiles (BMAP): A case study in computer-supported collaborative learning

 

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Goals

The BMAP -project is funded by the Finnish Work Environment Fund.

The project studies the relationships between university level adult learners' 1) learning outcomes, 2) actions in various customized online learning environments and 3) profiles (learning motivation, learning strategies and social abilities) with Bayesian methods.

The project has three major research questions:

  1. Are differences in learner's profiles statistically related to differences their in learning outcomes?
  2. Are learner's actions in online learning environment during the course related to their learning outcomes?
  3. Are learner's actions in online learning environment during the course related to differences in their profiles?

Presentations

Nokelainen, P., Miettinen, M., & Ruohotie, P. (2008, November). Profiilien, toiminnan ja oppimistuotosten välisen yhteyden ennustaminen Bayes-menetelmillä. Paper accepted to be presented in the Annual Meeting of Finnish Educational Research Association, Turku, Finland.

Nokelainen, P., Miettinen, M., & Ruohotie, P. (2008, September). Exploration of educational science students’ profiles, learning outcomes and activities in computer-supported learning environments. Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research, Gothenburg, Sweden. [PPT]

Publications

Summary of the final report 03/2008 [PDF]

Nokelainen, P., Miettinen, M., & Ruohotie, P. (in press). Profiilien, toiminnan ja oppimistuotosten välisen yhteyden ennustaminen Bayes-menetelmillä. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Nokelainen, P., Miettinen, M., & Ruohotie, P. (2008). Modeling of Learning Outcomes, Activities and Profiles in a CSLE. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, 2008(1), 437-446. [PDF]

Researchers

Professor Pekka Ruohotie

Ph.D., professor of vocational education, director of Research Centre for Vocational Education, University of Tampere, Finland. He has an extensive experience of teaching in vocational schools of the industry, acting as the head researcher at large corporations, as well as personnel developer and a consultant of the management. Professor Ruohotie is an educator of teachers and a developer of education since 1977.

Phone +358 3 3551 3600 / +358 40 555 8965
E-mail: pekka . ruohotie (a) uta . fi

Petri Nokelainen

Ph.D., special researcher at the Research Centre for Vocational Education, University of Tamperee, Finland. He is the pricipal investigator of MoVE project. His research interest lies on the study of applied statistical modeling, various issues related to professional growth, modern network-based learning and gifted education.

Please contact Petri Nokelainen for more information about this ongoing project.

Phone +358 40 557 4994
E-mail: petri . nokelainen (a) uta . fi
Homepage http://www.uta.fi/u/petri.nokelainen

Miikka Miettinen

M.Sc., researcher at the Research Centre for Vocational Education, University of Tampere, Finland.

E-mail: miikka . miettinen (a) uta . fi