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The Fifth Writing Analytics Workshop: Linking Reflective Writing Analytics to Learning Design Ming Liu1, Rosalie Goldsmith2,Sumati Ahuja3, Xiaodi Huang4
Reflective writing is a fundamental learning activity across learning contexts. With the recent advancement of natural language processing techniques, text analytics are able to identify salient textual features of students’ written assignments, such as academic reflective essays and reflective statements, and generate actionable feedback. However, how to best use reflective writing analytics tools, such as AcaWriter, in different learning contexts is a challenging and important issue. This workshop seeks to connect writing analytics and educators who work on linking the writing tool into learning design. We will demonstrate how AcaWriter can analyze writing from learning contexts, and how to integrate this tool in various learning contexts. Participants will have a hand-on experience of using AcaWriter, and be shown a few case studies of using acaWriter in different subjects at the University of Technology, Sydney, and finally we will discuss the challenges of linking writing analytics tools to learning design.