Teaching Text Mining Online
I am co-leading a research group on text mining for literary analysis at Vanderbilt University. Like others around the world, we pivoted in March 2020 from meeting in person to holding instruction online. This story is about how we adopted better methods of teaching text mining following that abrupt transition.
During the fall and spring semesters this year, a group of colleagues and I at Vanderbilt University have run a noncredit research seminar to explore how best to teach the fundamentals of large-scale text mining to undergraduates…