Analysing Microblogs of Middle and High School Students

  • Javiera Born
  • Eliana Scheihing
  • Julio Guerra
  • Luis Cárcamo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8719)


The Kelluwen project implements middle and high-school educational activities where the use of Web 2.0 tools is incorporated to improve collaboration construction, sharing and publishing of the learning outcomes. The Worklog tool, a microblogging space within the Kelluwen platform has an active role in the educational activities. Using probabilistic topic models, correlation analysis and principal component analysis (PCA), we analyzed micropost of 85 class groups participating in the Kelluwen project and found interesting relations of the types of messages posted and other factors such as the teacher participation in the microblog, the rural or urban nature of the schools and other aspects of the educational experience.


High School Student Class Group Topic Model Latent Dirichlet Allocation Opinion Score 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Javiera Born
    • 1
  • Eliana Scheihing
    • 2
  • Julio Guerra
    • 3
  • Luis Cárcamo
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad de ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Universidad Austral de ChileValdiviaChile
  3. 3.Universidad Austral de Chile & University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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