Machine Learning and Student Performance in Teams
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Type of Work5 pages
conference papers and proceedings
Citation of Original PublicationAhuja R. et al. (2020) Machine Learning and Student Performance in Teams. In: Bittencourt I., Cukurova M., Muldner K., Luckin R., Millán E. (eds) Artificial Intelligence in Education. AIED 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12164. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-52240-7_55
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This project applies a variety of machine learning algorithms to the interactions of first year college students using the GroupMe messaging platform to collaborate online on a team project. The project assesses the efficacy of these techniques in predicting existing measures of team member performance, generated by self- and peer assessment through the Comprehensive Assessment of Team Member Effectiveness (CATME) tool. We employed a wide range of machine learning classifiers (SVM, KNN, Random Forests, Logistic Regression, Bernoulli Naive Bayes) and a range of features (generated by a socio-linguistic text analysis program, Doc2Vec, and TF-IDF) to predict individual team member performance. Our results suggest machine learning models hold out the possibility of providing accurate, real-time information about team and team member behaviors that instructors can use to support students engaged in team-based work, though challenges remain.