Analyzing Educational Comments for Topics and Sentiments: A Text Analytics Approach
Conference Proceeding Article
Universities collect qualitative and quantitative feedback from students upon course completion in order to improve course quality and students’ learning experience. Combining program-wide and module-specific questions, universities collect feedback from students on three main aspects of a course namely, teaching style, content, and learning experience. The feedback is collected through both qualitative comments and quantitative scores. Current methods for analyzing the student course evaluations are manual and majorly focus on quantitative feedback and fall short of an in-depth exploration of qualitative feedback. In this paper, we develop student feedback mining system (SFMS) which applies text analytics and opinion mining approach to provide instructors a quantified and exhaustive analysis of the qualitative feedback from students.
Student feedback, education data mining, topics, sentiments, text analytics, clustering
Computer Sciences | Higher Education
Data Management and Analytics; Learning and Information Systems Education
Frontiers in Education Conference 45th , October 2015, El Paso, Texas
City or Country
NITIN, Gokran Ila; SHANKARARAMAN, Venky; and GOTTIPATI Swapna.
Analyzing Educational Comments for Topics and Sentiments: A Text Analytics Approach. (2015). Frontiers in Education Conference 45th , October 2015, El Paso, Texas. 1-9. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sis_research/2888