This site provides information on the Mulce repository http://repository.mulce.org where learning & teaching corpora are accessible. It explains the methodology used to compile these LETEC corpora (with associated analysis tools). It provides guidlines for sharing research data on online learning situations. Access information about Mulce on OLAC
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This article explains how to discover and become acquainted with the large set of LETEC corpora which are available in the open-access Mulce (MULtimodal Corpus Exchange) repository. The latter corpora have been collected over the past 12 years and are diverse in terms of the types of online learning situations and the types of Learner Computer Interactions.
Taking the opportunity of this communication to Eurocall 2013 (Chanier 2013), colleagues who were subscribers to the EUROCALL and CALICO mailing lists were invited to participate in an online survey. Here are the results of this survey.
It collected attitudes and opinions of CALL researchers related to issues on multilingual aspects of CALL literature, open access to publication, scientific process linking publications and data, access and reuse of data on learning situations where the researcher/teacher did not participated in the first instance, acknowledgement of research related to work on data.
Survey addressed to members of EUROCALL or CALICO and/or participants to the EUROCALL 2013 conference (Evora, September). Its contents relates to my talk during the conference. The survey is anonymous. I will publish the results on the EUROCALL and CALICO mailing lists at the end of September. Thank you for your participation. Thierry Chanier
link to the survey
This is an extended version of the article Wigham, C.R. & Chanier, T. (2013) "LEarning and TEaching Corpora (LETEC): data-sharing and repository for research on multimodal interactions. WorldCALL 2013, 10-13 juillet 2013, Glasgow, Royaume-Uni. [http://edutice.archives-ouvertes.fr/edutice-00778274]
Chanier, T. & Reffay, C. (2013). CMC Data in Learning and Teaching (LETEC) Corpora. International workshop: Building Corpora of Computer-Mediated Communication: Issues, Challenges, and Perspectives, Feb 14–15, 2013, TU Dortmund University [slides]
In order to make replication possible for interaction analysis in
online learning, the French project named Mulce (2007–2010) and its team
worked on requirements for research data to be shareable. We defined a
Learning & Teaching Corpus (LETEC) as a package containing the data issued
from an online course, the contextual information and metadata, necessary to
make these data visible, shareable and reusable. These human, technical and
ethical requirements are presented in this paper. We briefly present the
structure of a corpus and the repository we developed to share these corpora.
Related works are also described and we show how conditions evolved
between 2006 and 2011. This leads us to report on how the Mulce project was
faced with four particular challenges and to suggest acceptable solutions for
computer scientists and researchers in the humanities: both concerned by data
sharing in the Technology Enhanced Learning community.
This article shortly presents the first software tool, developed in java by the LIUM laboratory. This software supports researchers to anonymize a set of (textual) interaction (chat/mail/forum). The source code is offered (as is) to the community, but, this software is no longer maintained.
Final deliverable of the Mulce project sent to the ANR "Corpora and tools in Humanities" in March 2011
Reffay, C., Teplovs, C., Blondel, F.-M. (2011). Productive re-use of CSCL data and analytic tools to provide a new perspective on group cohesion. In Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL2011 Conference Proceedings. Volume II – short papers, Hans Spada, Gerry Stahl, Naomi Miyake, Nancy Law (Eds.), pp. 846-850, 4-8 july, 2011, Hong Kong, China.
Get this article (fulltext and references): http://edutice.archives-ouvertes.fr/edutice-00616547/en/