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Can Online Discussion Participation Predict Group Project Performance? Investigating the Roles of Linguistic Features and Participation Patterns

Jaebong Yoo, Jihie Kim
2013 International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education  
We use a discussion corpus from eight semesters of a computer science course, covering conversations of 173 student groups (370 students).  ...  Inspired by existing work on dialogue acts, project-based learning, and instructional analysis of student-generated text in generating predictive models, we make use of dialogue roles, linguistic features  ...  Acknowledgments This work is supported by the National Science Foundation, CISE IIS (award #0917328) and REEESE (award #1008747) programs.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40593-013-0010-8 fatcat:ger4k7b655aknokmzqvxom7q7a

Cohesion network analysis of CSCL participation

Mihai Dascalu, Danielle S. McNamara, Stefan Trausan-Matu, Laura K. Allen
2017 Behavior Research Methods  
The primary purpose of this article is to describe CNA analysis and to provide a proof of concept, by using ten chat conversations in which multiple participants debated the advantages of CSCL technologies  ...  The broad use of computer-supported collaborative-learning (CSCL) environments (e.g., instant messengerchats, forums, blogs in online communities, and massive open online courses) calls for automated tools  ...  Author note We thank the students of University BPolitehnica^of Bucharest who participated in our experiments and to Lucia Larise Stavarache for her support in processing the chat conversations.  ... 
doi:10.3758/s13428-017-0888-4 pmid:28409485 fatcat:xm6u776gufb2fbmlqbndphwvza

Live Participation

Matti Nelimarkka, Kai Kuikkaniemi, Antti Salovaara, Giulio Jacucci
2016 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems - DIS '16  
They encompass a wide range of systems from simple polls to live tweeting and backchannel chats.  ...  In this paper, we develop a notion of live participation and present a live participation system that aims to capture performer-audience interaction systems' salient design-relevant characteristics.  ...  Acknowledgements We thank Petri Lievonen and Jukka Reitmaa in their contributions to Presemo's development. Presemo has been released under GNU-AGPL and is available at  ... 
doi:10.1145/2901790.2901862 dblp:conf/ACMdis/NelimarkkaKSJ16 fatcat:7ti25752irfhhepcoyulahb5na

¿Leer como espectadores o partícipes críticos?

Christian Fallas Escobar, Mariela Porras Núñez
2019 Letras  
Their analysis of the journals the students wrote throughout the course pointed to the students' appreciation of freedom of speech and improvement of their critical thinking ability, selfconfidence and  ...  First, as students progressed in the course and had more practice applying a CL approach, levels of participation in small group discussions about texts increased significantly.  ... 
doi:10.15359/rl.2-64.9 fatcat:bj2kmaqrhneflks5hlmycm4t3i

Demographics and (Equal?) Voice: Assessing Participation in Online Deliberative Sessions

Ryan Kennedy, Anand E Sokhey, Claire Abernathy, Kevin M Esterling, David MJ Lazer, Amy Lee, William Minozzi, Michael A Neblo
2020 Political Studies  
well as the effect of forum characteristics on such differences.  ...  Accordingly, we investigate the potential for technology and design to ameliorate these concerns, looking at the extent to which online deliberative sessions facilitate inclusive participation.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the Kettering Foundation and the National Issues Forums for their assistance with data collection; Jon Green, Jon Kingzette, Myriam Shiran, Danielle Niangar  ... 
doi:10.1177/0032321719890805 fatcat:w54nvexcrzeubfwbcssrhw5w2m

Participating in Groups [chapter]

2016 Communicating  
Acknowledgments As he has done in previous editions, Tony Zupancic of Notre Dame College, South Euclid, Ohio, added insight and information to the public speaking chapters and made himself continuously  ...  Karon Bowers of Pearson, our Editor-in-Chief, for her patience and unwavering support.  ...  by being alert to feedback, anticipating potential noise factors, and considering the participants, setting, and purpose of the communication act.  ... 
doi:10.4324/9781315506937-15 fatcat:woqum3zdmrbqjgzelg5ostgmti

The Emergence of Violent Narratives in the Life-Course Trajectories of Online Forum Participants

Philippa Levey, Martin Bouchard
2019 Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology  
A mixed methods approach is used, where the content of posts from a sample of 96 individuals participating in three online discussion forums focused on Islamic issues is analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively  ...  Online discussion forums have been identified as an online social milieu that may facilitate the radicalization process, or the development of violent narratives for a minority of participants, notably  ...  of Online Forum Participants their time on each forum to identify appropriate timing and determine levels of negative speech in relation to said turning point and transition.  ... 
doi:10.21428/88de04a1.8ba87ca7 fatcat:m32wazdxcvfcnobao33rimyk7a

Participation in Multiple Decision Making Water Governance Forums in Brazil Enhances Actors' Perceived Level of Influence

María Mancilla García, Örjan Bodin
2018 Policy Studies Journal  
The Ecology of Games Framework (EGF) draws attention to the intertwined nature of different forums in a given policy setting and how this affects governance outcomes.  ...  The findings suggest participation in multiple forums is a key driver of perceived influence and thus highlight a way to challenge traditional power asymmetries.  ...  We would also like to thank the editors of the special issue for inviting us to participate in this project and three anonymous reviewers for their time and insightful comments. 1.  ... 
doi:10.1111/psj.12297 fatcat:ghnm6otcv5hzrgefcw2cbnwjnu

8.4 Political Participation in the Digital Age [chapter]

2020 Political Participation in the Digital Age  
Sigurðsson). 3 Charles Tilly coined the term repertoire to describe the "variable ensemble of performances" with different targeted outcomes from which social movements pick and mix (3).  ...  Repertoires evolve historically, both over the period that a social movement exists and within the biography of an individual, and they contain a variety of different modes of participation (cf.  ...  The research findings should also be of special importance to programmers of online participation tools.  ... 
doi:10.1515/9783839448885-018 fatcat:xlhonitlyzfpjf7qvg7zvhmggm

Learning through Participation

2020 Beijing International Review of Education  
This paper, based on a virtual ethnographic study, examines how Chinese university students participate in civic discussions and activities by the use of online forums and social network sites.  ...  It further explores youth capabilities of learning to be responsible, reciprocal, and reflective citizens.  ...  In terms of data analysis, I applied the approaches of qualitative content analysis (Schreier, 2012) to systematically describe youth cybercivic participation happening in virtual communities and to  ... 
doi:10.1163/25902539-00203009 fatcat:3ge3zwuy4ndoln6giriwpotz2u


Michael X. Delli Carpini, Fay Lomax Cook, Lawrence R. Jacobs
2004 Annual review of political science (Palo Alto, Calif. Print)  
We begin our review of this research by defining "public deliberation"; we place it in the context of other forms of what we call "discursive participation" while distinguishing it from other ways in which  ...  assumed to derive from public deliberation.  ...  Although analyses of civic and political participation have become more sensitive to the variety of ways in which citizens can act, they seldom include talk as a measure of engagement, focusing instead  ... 
doi:10.1146/annurev.polisci.7.121003.091630 fatcat:uh5qd5bd5rfqvpppwb3xocugfu

Identifying Deliberation in Social Movement Assemblies: Challenges of Comparative Participant Observation

Christoph Haug, Simon Teune
2008 Journal of Deliberative Democracy  
Focusing on participant observation on the level of controversial discussions we thirdly conceptualise competitiveness, power, and asymmetry as three theoretical dimensions to identify eight different  ...  Contemporary social movements can serve as a critical case for the empirical study of deliberation. In countless face-to-face meetings activists often discuss long hours before a decision is reached.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank Dieter Rucht and Mundo Yang for the many extensive and truly deliberative discussions we had while developing jointly the analytic framework presented here.  ... 
doi:10.16997/jdd.62 fatcat:vj7iaosv2bao5leaxu2cjvap7y

The Committee Process: Platform for Participation or Political Theatre?

Cara Faith Zwibel
2016 Constitutional Forum / Forum constitutionnel  
While the passage of legislation emanating from the government may appear inevitable, the system is structured to provide multiple opportunities to debate and discuss legislative proposals.  ...  As a result, we are likely to continue to see political and partisan dramas play out before our committees and will have to look to different venues for meaningful participation and debate.  ...  Every bill receives that vetting, that lens, from the Department of Justice prior to its introduction….The Supreme Court of Canada, of course, has recognized that the prevention of terrorist acts is a  ... 
doi:10.21991/c91t29 fatcat:tq34ne55ojdttddk4n5wlmpcs4

Fostering Students Participation In Online Environments: Focus On Interaction, Communication And Problem Solving

Nick Z. Zacharis
2011 Journal of College Teaching & Learning (TLC)  
Rapid technological advances in the areas of telecommunications, computer technology and the Internet have made available to tutors and learners in the domain of online learning, a broad array of tools  ...  For this to happen, instructors have to adopt teaching strategies that create a successful student-centred learning environment in which students feel motivated and comfortable to participate and construct  ...  and challenging but achievable tasks and providing timely feedback:  Online discussions provide a perfect forum for an academic discourse which promotes increased student engagement, critical analysis  ... 
doi:10.19030/tlc.v6i2.1169 fatcat:eqbrxt3ghrhchnn7bx4bcl7ori

Mediatized Politics — Structures and Strategies of Discursive Participation and Online Deliberation on Twitter [chapter]

Caja Thimm, Mark Dang-Anh, Jessica Einspänner
2014 Mediatized Worlds  
and act may be excluded from the discourse.  ...  The politician decides to stop the discussion and informs the participants about it (8) by addressing all of them.  ... 
doi:10.1057/9781137300355_15 fatcat:s4tdmairfzdp5e4eed5issril4
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