Our paper on detecting suicide risk from Facebook posts with deep neural networks was published today in Scientific Reports and can be downloaded here. A news report on our study was published on October 20 here
Our work on actual and inflated depression rates among Amazon's Mechanical Turk workers was featured in the May/June issue of the Observer, published by the Association of Psychological Science (APS). Here is a link to the feature titled "MTurk workers are more depressed - but bots and demographics inflate the data"
Unfortunately, I will not be able to give my keynote presentation on Conceptual change and social interaction at the 12th International European Association for Research on Learning & Instruction (EARLI) Conference on Conceptual Change (SIG3). The entire conference which was planned for 24-26/6/2020 in Zwolle, Netherlands, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemia travel and meeting restrictions.
On January 14 2020, I presented our work on "Productive pedagogical discourse for teacher learning in professional learning communities" in a keynote talk at the I Congreso Internacional de Argumentación, Aprendizaje y Educación, at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Santiago de Chile. The 2-day conference was organized by Prof. Antonia Larrain, and included presentations on argumentation, diaogue and learning from Brasil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, the UK and Israel. The talk has been made available on Youtube here
Data collection from online platforms, such as Mechanical Turk (MTurk), has become popular in clinical research. However, there are also concerns about the representativeness and the quality of this data for clinical studies. In a recent study (in press for Clinical Psychological Science), we explored these issues in the specific case of major depression. Read more about Artificially inflated depression rates in MTurk
In the keynote (13/02/2019), I will present an overview of the research we have conducted on social media, education, student learning and well-being over the past 6 years. The title of the keynote: "Meetings in the digital sphere: Teachers, students and social media". My slides are available below. The full program is accessible here
Miriam Babichenko and Christa Asterhan presented a paper at the multi-disciplinary and vibrant “Better learning through Argumentation” meeting organized by Roman Svaricek and Klara Sedova at Masaryk University, Czech Republic. The title of the talk: Productive dialogue in the classroom staff room: Moving from the study of student argumentation to peer-led, teacher dialogue in PLCs. Paper available upon request.
We were very happy and honoured to have hosted over 200 delegates to the 2018 EARLI SIG20&26 conference which organized at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem for this edition! Thanks to all the members of the local organization team, especially Edith Bouton, Efrat Firer, Yifat Kolikant, & Baruch Schwarz! For more info on the event please see the news release here