STUDY OF SOCIAL NETWORKS’ DYNAMICS BY SIMULATION WITHIN THE NODEXL-EXCEL ENVIRONMENT

TitleSTUDY OF SOCIAL NETWORKS’ DYNAMICS BY SIMULATION WITHIN THE NODEXL-EXCEL ENVIRONMENT
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLevin, I, Korenblit, M, Talis, V
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume54
Start Page125-137
Date PublishedJune/2013
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 1055095
Keywordslearning environments, modelling, social networks
Abstract

The present study is an analysis of the learning activity, which constitutes simulation of networks and studying their functioning and dynamics. The study is based on using network-like learning environments. Such environments allow building computer models of the network graphs. According to the suggested approach, the students construct dynamic computer models of the networks' graphs, thus implementing various algorithms of such networks’ dynamics. The suggested tool for building the models is the software environment comprising network analysis software NodeXL and a standard spreadsheet Excel. The proposed approach enables the students to visualize the network's dynamics. The paper presents specific examples of network models and various algorithms of the network's dynamics, which were developed based on the proposed approach.

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Original PublicationИЗУЧЕНИЕ ДИНАМИКИ СОЦИАЛЬНЫХ СЕТЕЙ НА ОСНОВЕ МОДЕЛИРОВАНИЯ В СРЕДЕ NODEXL-EXCEL
Refereed DesignationRefereed
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