Team: Dr Lillian Smyth, Dr Ken Mavor, Prof Michael Platow,
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Predicting the ways students approach their learning is one thing. Admittedly, quite an important thing, in terms of long term information retention, intentions to continue study and ability to apply knowledge in a practical setting. But that’s not the money shot. Can we predict grades using these models? We already know from the literature that deep learning approaches are fairly reliably associated with better academic performance. Are perceptions of social identity and learning norms influential in not just how you learn, but how effectively you learn and how you perform on assessment tasks? Does adding social variables to a model predicting performance make it a better model?