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Learning to Suggest Questions in Online Forums

Tom Zhou, Chin-Yew Lin, Irwin King, Michael R. Lyu, Young-In Song, Yunbo Cao
In this paper, we address the problem of Question Suggestion, which targets at suggesting questions that are semantically related to a queried question.  ...  Online forums contain interactive and semantically related discussions on various questions.  ...  We would like to thank reviewers for their constructive suggestions. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Xinying Song and Jingtian Jiang for their help in web crawling and data extraction.  ... 
doi:10.1609/aaai.v25i1.8091 fatcat:getqpiaisnb6tmc2rvtxg34l3m

Postgraduate students' experiences of the online forum in Myguru2

Siti Shamsiah Sani
2016 Journal of research, policy & practice of teachers and teacher education (JRPPTTE)  
Sixteen postgraduate students participated in the study to identify the issues and challenges in the online group forum.  ...  Technical issues, poor internet connection, uninteresting discussion and time limitations were challenges in participating in the online group forum.  ...  She suggested possible questions that could be used by teachers to promote critical thinking.  ... 
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Evaluation of How the Blended Use of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Can Impact on Learning and Teaching in a Specific Module

Sandra Lyndon, Beverley Hale
2014 Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences  
Students studying a module about crisis situations faced by children in different parts of the world were asked to contribute to online forums as part of their learning. 47 students participated in the  ...  Analysis of student assessment grades suggest that online forums may also enhance student performance, however, a larger scale longitudinal study is necessary to determine this more clearly.  ...  in online forums.  ... 
doi:10.11120/elss.2014.00019 fatcat:x7e3h65i2jeidefl74izw3tcim

Assessment of online discussion in work‐integrated learning

Judith McNamara, Catherine Brown, Diana Quinn
2009 Campus-Wide Information Systems  
Findings -This paper will suggest that assessable online discussion forums that are appropriate to facilitate student collaboration and collaborative learning in work placement subjects.  ...  Assessment of online discussion in work-integrated learning Purpose -The purpose of this paper is to examine how online discussion can be used in work integrated learning as a vehicle for students to demonstrate  ...  The responses to the questions have been compiled in the table below. Question Yes No Did the questions provided in the discussion forum topics assist your reflections?  ... 
doi:10.1108/10650740911004822 fatcat:4jbeeiilwvho7a653lfllnoe3m

Teaching presence in computer conferencing learning environments: Effects on interaction, cognition and learning uptake

Huahui Zhao, Kirk P.H. Sullivan
2015 British Journal of Educational Technology  
Twenty six tertiary online learners with varied demographic backgrounds participated in the study for six weeks.  ...  This exploratory study examined how the level and nature of teaching presence impacted two online forum discussions from three dimensions: participation and interaction, cognitive presence, and knowledge  ...  in online forum discussions, echoing " which suggests that e-moderators are expected to be less active roles at a late learning stage when students develop their self-control and ability to learn independently  ... 
doi:10.1111/bjet.12383 fatcat:s7m6nbxrabcxzadj5lceqfunfi

Strengthening Social Networks in Online Discussion Forums to Facilitate Help Seeking for Solving Problems

Po-Yao Chao, K. Robert Lai, Chen-Chung Liu, Hung-Ming Lin
2018 Educational Technology & Society  
This study developed a proactive online discussion forum that strengthens social networks in an online discussion forum to facilitate help seeking for problem solving.  ...  This forum allowed students to proactively invite friends or potential experts to participate in problem solving. A quasiexperimental approach was conducted with a sample of 37 students.  ...  This result suggests that the proactive online discussion forum could facilitate student concentration on fewer members of the forum when subscribing to questions, and could also enhance students' attention  ... 
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Moanes H. TIBI
2016 The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education  
Since discussions are critical in any learning process, the question is what are the essential components of the asynchronous discussion forum that can make asynchronous discussions more effective for  ...  Online learning has been used over the past decade in most disciplines at higher education while the asynchronous online courses are one of the more popular modes of conducting online learning.  ...  Students in online courses need to be encouraged to exchange information and ideas with each other and to post their questions about the learning materials to the discussion forum in order to get answers  ... 
doi:10.17718/tojde.12429 fatcat:sxm45yj3ynbezikdxnquowhlwy

Effectiveness of Using Online Discussion Forum for Case Study Analysis

Ravi Seethamraju
2014 Education Research International  
Business schools are exploring new pedagogical approaches to learning in order to deal with challenges such as increased class sizes, limited funding support, and difficulties in facilitating and encouraging  ...  Analysing quantity and quality of online postings and comparing accounting students' performance with previous cohort, this study observes a significant improvement in student learning.  ...  Each participant is expected to submit responses to four questions posted in the online discussion forum.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2014/589860 fatcat:4ee7h5x3xrblbprupvoeq5xidy

Computer Science Students' Attitudes Towards the Use of Structured and Unstructured Discussion Forums in Fully Online Courses

Moanes Hani Tibi
2018 Online Learning  
forums in computer science courses conducted entirely online.  ...  Fifty-two students participated in two online courses.  ...  open-ended questions asking students to provide their opinions and suggestions about the use of DFs in the online course.  ... 
doi:10.24059/olj.v22i1.995 fatcat:x3zzizzqqvb4zldoeu6tln4szm

Talking Techne: Techniques to Establish An Active Online Discussion Forum

Stephanie Maher Palenque, Meredith DeCosta
2015 Journal of Instructional Research  
FOUNDATIONS OF ACTIVE LEARNING IN DISCUSSION FORUMS Knowledge regarding distance education suggests that productive discussions are crucial to learning in an asynchronous online environment (Gao, Wang  ...  The expansion of e-learning leads to the question: what might active learning look like in an online classroom?  ...  Her scholarship focuses on writing education, online instruction, and instructor facilitation in online discussions.  ... 
doi:10.9743/jir.2015.11 fatcat:jkoy4mhvrrarhgsliqccps5hn4

Creating Authentic Assessments for Online Music Courses [chapter]

Carol Johnson, Virginia Christy Lamothe
2021 Research Anthology on Developing Effective Online Learning Courses  
Finally, to provide a practical exemplar of how online discussions can be used as an authentic learning tool in the online music class, an online discussion task for a songwriting class is identified and  ...  The need for identifying authentic assessments, or learning tasks, in online music courses is becoming integral as the rate of online music course offerings has been exponentially increasing.  ...  Discussion question construction can limit or enhance learning. That is, the nature of the question is key to building effective online discussions.  ... 
doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-8047-9.ch028 fatcat:22qugwlqdzh45pc2cpjt3rpb4i

Discussion Forums as a Learning Material in Higher Education Institutions

Hakan KILINC, Hakan Altinpulluk
2021 International Journal of Higher Education Pedagogies  
Instructors, from elementary school to college often use online discussion forums to encourage interaction and complex thinking that are not always effective in traditional face-to-face learning situations  ...  Discussion forums are a tool that enables learners to create information, collaborate and interact simultaneously or asynchronously in the online learning environment.  ...  Data collection tool Structured interview questions were directed to open and distance learning experts in order to get their views on the usability of discussion forums in online learning environments  ... 
doi:10.33422/ijhep.v2i1.25 fatcat:37ldm3sqx5az7nuva3gzzl7uai

Online Discussions as an Intervention for Strengthening Students' Engagement in General Education

Semiyu Adejare Aderibigbe
2020 Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market and Complexity  
The results suggested that constructive feedback, clear guidelines, and reflective questions can strengthen students' engagement and learning in online discussions.  ...  This revelation calls for different strategies to improve students' engagement in the classes, including the use of online learning platforms.  ...  The author also appreciates the cooperation of the students who participated in the study. The University of Sharjah is appreciated for funding the APC.  ... 
doi:10.3390/joitmc6040098 fatcat:imkl224i5bg5xdyfi2h2ygobke

Learning to suggest questions in social media

Tom Chao Zhou, Michael Rung-Tsong Lyu, Irwin King, Jie Lou
2014 Knowledge and Information Systems  
In this article, we address the problem of question suggestion, which targets at suggesting questions that are semantically related to a queried question.  ...  To enable users to explore the large number of questions and answers in social media systems effectively, it is essential to suggest interesting items to an active user.  ...  We aim to address three research questions on question suggestion in online forums: RQ1: How effective is the proposed method to learn the word-to-word translation probabilities in online forums?  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10115-014-0737-z fatcat:j3ttsyasrffjnhfe76pqjt66u4

Learner evaluation of an online continuing medical education course for general practitioners

Nandani De Silva, Geetha Udayangani Kulasekera
2013 Sri Lanka Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics  
Learner evaluation showed that pedagogy, social environment and technical underpinning should be properly utilised in optimising learning in an online learning environment.  ...  All learners (n=21) participated in the evaluation of the course by completing an online questionnaire. The questionnaire had 16 closed questions and seven open ended questions.  ...  circulation titled "Open and Distance Learning in the 21 st Century -Challenges and Possibilities" in 2011.  ... 
doi:10.4038/sljbmi.v3i3.4470 fatcat:c536qs3z6zbqnm4fdcjvxeiriq
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