Comparative social visualization for personalized E-learning

I. Han Hsiao, Julio Guerra, Denis Parra, Fedor Bakalov, Birgitta König-Ries, Peter Brusilovsky

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15 Scopus citations


Social learning has confirmed its value in enhancing the learning outcomes across a wide spectrum. To support social learning, a visual approach is a common technique to represent and organize multiple students' data in an informative way. This paper presents a design of comparative social visualization for E-learning, which encourages information discovery and social comparisons. Classroom studies confirmed the motivational impact of personalized social guidance provided by the visualization in the target context. The visualization encouraged students to do some work ahead of the course schedule. Moreover, class leaders provided an implicit social guidance for the rest of the class and successfully led the way to discover the most relevant resources creating good trails for the rest of the class. We summarized the evidence of students' engagement and performance through the social visualization interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI 2012
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI 2012 - Capri Island, Italy
Duration: May 21 2012May 25 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces AVI


Other2012 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI 2012
CityCapri Island


  • personalized E-learning
  • social comparison
  • social guidance
  • social learning
  • social visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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