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Biography

I am a Research Fellow in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. I work with colleagues in the USE Laboratory to design tools to better the teaching and learning experience in higher education. I am particularly interested in how learning analytics can be applied to human computer interaction through educational data mining, machine learning, and information visualization.

My doctoral work was completed at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, in the Advanced Research in Intelligent Educational Systems laboratory (ARIES), Department of Computer Science. I was supervised by Dr. Jim Greer, Director of the University Learning Centre, and Dr. Carl Gutwin, Canada Research Chair in Human-Computer Interaction.

Projects

I work with students and other researchers to better understand a number of phenomena, including:

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

  1. Brooks, C. A., Greer, J. E., Gutwin, C. (2014) The Data-Assisted Approach to Building Technology Enhanced Learning Environments. In Larusson, J. Ari, White, B. (Eds.), In proceedings of Learning Analytics: From Research to Practice. (pp. 133-156). Springer Science+Business Media. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-3305-7_7 (paper) (book)
  2. Brooks, C. A., Bateman, S., Greer, J. E., McCalla, G. (2014) Lessons Learned using Social and Semantic Web Technologies for E-Learning. In Dicheva, D., Mizoguchi, R., Greer, J. (Eds.), In proceedings of Semantic Web Technologies for e-Learning. (pp. 260-278). IOS Press. doi: 10.3233/978-1-60750-062-9-260 (paper) (book)

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Brooks, C. A., Erickson, G., Greer, J. E., Gutwin, C. (2014) Modelling and Quantifying the Behaviours of Students in Lecture Capture Environments. In Computers & Education. Vol 75 June. pages 282-292. doi: 10.1016/j.compedu.2014.03.002 (paper) (journal)
  2. Jovanovic, J., Gasevic, D., Brooks, C., Devedzic, V., Hatala, M., Eap, T., Richards, G. (2008) LOCO-Analyst: semantic web technologies in learning content usage analysis. In International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Lifelong Learning. Vol 18, num 1. pages 54-76. doi: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2008.016076 (journal)
  3. Jovanovic, J., Devedzic, V., Gasevic, D., Hatala, M., Eap, T., Richards, G., Brooks, C. (2007) Using Semantic Web Technologies to Analyze Learning Content. In Internet Computing, IEEE. Vol 11, num 5. Sept. pages 45-53. doi: 10.1109/MIC.2007.116 (paper) (journal)
  4. Brooks, C. A., McCalla, G. (2006) Towards flexible learning object metadata. In International Journal of Contin. Vol 16, num 1/2. pages 50-63. doi: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2006.008917 (journal)

Peer Reviewed Conference Articles

  1. Brooks, C. A., Greer, J. E. (2014) Explaining predictive models to learning specialists using personas. In 4th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge 2012 (LAK'14). (26--30). (Indianapolis, IN). doi: 10.1145/2567574.2567612 (conference)
  2. Brooks, C. A., Johnston, G. Scott, Thompson, C., Greer, J. E. (2013) Detecting and Categorizing Indices in Lecture Video using Supervised Machine Learning. In 26th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence. (241-247). (Regina, SK, Canada). doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-38457-8_22 (paper) (conference)
  3. Brooks, C. A., Greer, J., Gutwin, C. (2012) Using an Instructional Expert to Mediate the Locus of Control in Adaptive E-Learning Systems. In 2nd International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge 2012 (LAK'12). (84-87). (Vancouver, BC, Canada). doi: 10.1145/2330601.2330626 (paper) (conference)
  4. Brooks, C. A., Ketterl, M., Hochman, A., Holtzman, J., Stern, J., Wunden, T., Amundson, K., Logan, G., Lui, K., McKenzie, A., Meyer, D., Moormann, M., Rihtar, M., Rolf, R., Skofic, N., Sutton, M., Vazquez, R. Perez, Wulff, B. (2011) Opencast Matterhorn 1.1: Reaching New Heights. In Open Source Software Competition, ACM Multimedia 2011 (MM'11). (703-706). (Scottsdale, AZ). (Honorable mention award..) doi: 10.1145/2072298.2072424 (paper) (conference)
  5. Junuzovic, S., Inkpen, K., Hegde, R., Zhang, Z., Tang, J. C., Brooks, C. (2011) What Did I Miss?: In-meeting Review Using Multimodal Accelerated Instant Replay (AIR) Conferencing. In Computer Human Interaction 2011 (CHI2011). (513--522). (Vancouver, BC). doi: 10.1145/1978942.1979014 (paper) (conference)
  6. Brooks, C., Epp, C. Demmans, Logan, G., Greer, J. E. (2011) The Who, What, When, and Why of Lecture Capture. In 1st International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge 2011 (LAK'11). (86--92). (Banff, AB). doi: 10.1145/2090116.2090128 (paper) (conference)
  7. Inkpen, K., Hegde, R., Junuzovic, S., Brooks, C., Tang, J. C., Zhang, Z. (2010) AIR Conferencing: Accelerated Instant Replay for In-meeting Multimodal Review. In ACM International Conference on Multimedia 2010 (ACMMM10). (663--666). (Firenze, Italy). doi: 10.1145/1873951.1874046 (paper) (conference)
  8. Barokas, J., Ketterl, M., Brooks, C., Greer, J. (2010) Lecture Capture: Student Perceptions, Expectations, and Behaviors. In World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (E-learn 2010). (424--431). (Orlando, FL). (paper) (conference)
  9. Bateman, S., Mandryk, R. L., Gutwin, C., Genest, A., McDine, D., Brooks, C. A. (2010) Useful Junk?: The Effects of Visual Embellishment on Comprehension and Memorability of Charts. In Computer Human Interaction 2010 (CHI2010). (2573--2582). (Atlanta, GA). (Best paper award.) doi: 10.1145/1753326.1753716 (paper) (conference)
  10. Brooks, C., Amundson, K., Greer, J. (2009) Detecting Significant Events in Lecture Video using Supervised Machine Learning. In 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education. (483--490). (Brighton, United Kingdom). (paper)
  11. Javanovic, J., Gasevic, D., Brooks, C., Eap, T., Devedzic, V., Hatala, M., Richards, G. (2007) Leveraging the Semantic Web for Providing Educational Feedback. In The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies. (551-555). (Niigata, Japan).
  12. Anwar, M. M., Greer, J., Brooks, C. A. (2006) Privacy Enhanced Personalization in E-learning. In 2006 International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST06). (Toronto, Canada). doi: 10.1145/1501434.1501485 (paper)
  13. Javanovic, J., Gasevic, D., Brooks, C., Knight, C., Richards, G., McCalla, G. (2006) Ontologies to Support Learning Design Context. In 1st European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning. (47--59). (Crete, Greece). (paper) (conference)
  14. Brooks, C., Panesar, R., Greer, J. (2006) Awareness and Collaboration in the iHelp Courses Content Management System. In 1st European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning. (34--44). (Crete, Greece). (presentation) (conference)
  15. Brooks, C., Greer, J., Melis, E., Ullrich, C. (2006) Combining ITS and eLearning Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges. In 8th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems. (278--287). (Jhongli, Taiwan). (presentation) (conference)
  16. Brooks, C., Kettel, L. (2005) Building a Learning Object Content Managements System. In World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Healthcare, & Higer Education. (Vancouver, Canada). (Outstanding Paper Award, one of ten in 500 accepted papers..) (paper)
  17. Winter, M., Brooks, C., Greer, J. (2005) Toward Best Practices for Semantic Web Student Modelling. In 12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education. (Amsterdam, Netherlands). (paper) (conference)
  18. Kettel, L., Brooks, C. A., Greer, J. E. (2004) Supporting Privacy in E-Learning with Semantic Streams. In 2nd Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust. (59--67). (Fredericton, Canada). (presentation)
  19. Brooks, C., Winter, M., Greer, J., McCalla, G. (2004) The Massive User Modelling System. In 7th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems. (Maceio, Brazil). (presentation)
  20. Zapata-Rivera, D., Brooks, C., Kettel, L., Greer, J. (2003) Intergrating Legacy Educational Applications in Modern E-Learning Environments. In World Conference on E-Learning in Coporate, Healthcare, & Higher Education. (Phoenix, USA). (paper)
  21. Mohan, P., Brooks, C. (2003) Engineering a Future for Web-Based Learning Objects. In Proceedings of International Conference on Web Engineering. (Oviedo, Spain). (presentation)
  22. Brooks, C., Cooke, J., Vassileva, J. (2003) Versioning of Learning Objects. In Proceedings of International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies. (Athens, Greece). doi: 10.1109/ICALT.2003.1215091 (presentation) (conference)
  23. Mohan, P., Brooks, C. (2003) Learning Objects on the Semantic Web. In Proceedings of International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies. (669--673). (Athens, Greece). doi: 10.1109/ICALT.2006.1652531 (presentation) (conference)
  24. Shen, W., Brooks, C., Li, Y., Lang, S. Y. T., Wang, L. (2001) XML-based message services for Internet-based intelligent shop floors. In Internet-based Enterprise Integration and Management. (London, ON). doi: 10.1117/12.443136

Peer Reviewed Workshop Articles

  1. Brooks, C. A., Thompson, C., Teasley, S. (No date) Towards A General Method for Building Predictive Models of Learner Success using Educational Time Series Data.. In 1st International Workshop on Learning Analytics and Machine Learning, held at the 4th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK 2014). (Indianapolis, IN).
  2. Brooks, C., Thompson, C., Greer, J. (2013) Visualizing Lecture Capture Usage: A Learning Analytics Case Study. In Workshop on Analytics on Video-based Learning, organized by the 3rd Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK13). (9-14). (Leuven, Belgium). (paper) (conference)
  3. Brooks, C., Bateman, S., Greer, J., Gutwin, C. (2010) Improving the Video Timeline for Educational Video Content. In CHI 2010 workshop on HCI and Education. (4pp). (Atlanta, USA). (paper) (conference)
  4. Thompson, C., Brooks, C., Greer, J. (2008) Distributed Image Processing for Automated Lecture Capture Post-Production. In IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2008), Third Workshop on Multimedia Technologies for E-Learning (MTEL). (698--701). (Berkeley, USA). doi: 10.1109/ISM.2008.44 (paper)
  5. Bateman, S., Brooks, C., McCalla, G., Greer, J. (2008) Learning Object Metadata: From the locally prescribed to the socially derived. In Workshop for Semantic-Web Resource Repository De- sign, Search, and Management. Ninth International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS2008). (Montreal, Canada). (presentation)
  6. Bateman, S., Brooks, C. A., McCalla, G., Brusilovsky, P. (2007) Applying Collaborative Tagging to E-Learning. In Workshop on Tagging and Metadata for Social Information Organization, held in conjuction with the 16th International World Wide Web Conference. (Banff, AB, Canada). (conference)
  7. Bateman, S., Brooks, C., McCalla, G. (2006) Collaborative Tagging Approaches for Ontological Metadata in Adaptive E-Learning Systems. In 4th International Workshop on Applications of Semantic Web Technologies for E-Learning (SW-EL 05) held in conjunction with the 2006 In- ternational Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems (AH2006. (10pp). (Dublin, Ireland). (paper)
  8. Brooks, C. A., Hansen, C., Greer, J. (2006) Social Awareness in the iHelp Courses Learning Content Management System. In Workshop on Social Navigation and Community-Based Adaptation Technologies held in conjunction with the 2006 International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems (AH2006). (Dublin, Ireland). (paper) (conference)
  9. Brooks, C., McCalla, G., Winter, M. (2005) Flexible Learning Object Metadata. In 3rd International Workshop on Applications of Semantic Web Technologies for E-Learning (SW-EL 05) held in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2005). (8pp). (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). (paper)
  10. Winter, M., Brooks, C., McCalla, G., Greer, J., O'Donovan, P. (2004) Using Semantic Web Methods for Distributed Learner Modelling. In 2nd International Workshop on Applications of Semantic Web Technologies for E-Learning (SW-EL 04) held in conjunction with the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2004). (3pp). (Hiroshima, Japan). (paper) (conference)