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Analyzing Conversations Using ENA

Epistemic Network Analysis (ENA) has the potential to model conversations in real time. In conjunction with speech-to-text software, real-time ENA can offer educators a way to visualize and analyze how their students talk through a topic or problem.  We demonstrate what this process might look like using a scene...
In: Feature
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Future of Learning (Or, why school can never be as good as a cool video game)

A recent Medea Vox episode showcases a conversation between David Williamson Shaffer, professor of learning science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a game scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research; Morten Misfeldt, professor in mathematics, information and technology at Aalborg University; and Daniel Spikol, assistant professor at the Department...
In: In the News
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“Purple State” Virtual Internships

A recent article from the College of William & Mary news showcases a collaboration between the Epistemic Games Group and Jeremy Stoddard (College of William & Mary) that developed a new internship Purple State. In Purple State, high school students play the role of interns at a fictitious political...
In: In the News
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Quantitative Ethnography

David Williamson Shaffer’s talk “Quantitative Ethnography” (Aarhus, 2016): The ability to teach and assess the development of complex thinking skills is crucial for 21st century educational research. In the age of educational games and the Big Data they generate, we have more information than ever about what students are...
In: Field Notes
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ENA for Readers of Mandarin

Last year, we had the privilege of hosting Xu Fenghua as a visiting scholar. Xu came to us from South Central University for Nationalities in Wuhan, China, where she studies vocational and technical education. She has kindly prepared an overview of epistemic network analysis (ENA) in Mandarin.
In: Field Notes