LINGUIST List 31.1755

Wed May 27 2020

Qs: Survey on Prerequisite Ordering

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 21-May-2020
From: Chiara Alzetta <>
Subject: Survey on Prerequisite Ordering
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Dear all,

You’re invited to participate in a research study about concept sequencing on the basis of prerequisite relations. As well known, educational resources are designed to guide students through learning paths consisting of concepts related to each other. Among all, the prerequisite relation is the most fundamental since it establishes which concepts must be learned first in order to understand the following ones.
In this study, we are interested in investigating whether it is possible to recreate a sequence of concepts exploiting the descriptions of the concepts involved. Moreover, we want to explore if descriptions targeting different audiences convey different prerequisite sequences.

We are hoping to collect a wide variety of perspectives and judgments. The collected information will help better understand the impact of language variety on prerequisite recognition and could be used to develop linguistically-aware prerequisite learning systems and personalized learning paths.

It is estimated that this survey will take around 15/20 minutes to complete. We will ask you to indicate at what time you started and completed the survey. There are no restrictions regarding your native language, though a good knowledge of English language is required. Your participation in this research study is voluntary and you do not have to participate.

This is the links to the surveys. We ask you to take at least one of the three surveys.

We are very thankful for you taking the time to respond to this survey. Stay well.

If you would like more information about this research, contact Chiara Alzetta (

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

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