Social Bits: Personality & Learning Style Profiling via the Social Web (slides from The Psychology of New Media event @ Dublin)

in Cyberpsychology, My Research, Social Bits, Social Web A few weeks ago, I presented my chapter from the upcoming Cyberpsychology book 'The Psychology of New Media' at the IADT, as part of Innovation Dublin 2012. As promised, here are the slides from the presentation, along with a few notes for people that were not able to attend the event.

Introducing Social Bits

in Cyberpsychology, My Research, Social Bits, Social Web I recently concluded my research project towards the MSc in Cyberpsychology, where I investigated if and how personality characteristics and learning styles of individuals can be predicted by analysing their social bits. In this article I will give the definition of social bits and present the relevant theoretical background.

User Modelling via Facebook and the Social Web

in Cyberpsychology, My Research, Social Bits As I am on the second year for my MSc in Cyberpsychology, I have started work on my research project. My interest in User Experience, Online Education and Machine Learning coupled with my professional background in HCI, Interaction Design & Development for the web and for E-Learning systems, lead me to start exploring new ways to improve the Learning Experience. Specifically, I investigate how a User Model can be created with little known information about the learner, by utilizing the power of the Social Web.