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Analysis of Learners' Interactive Behaviours in Online Forum

Dan Xia, Huirong Ke, Yuan Tian, Qiusha Min, Zhifeng Wang
2018 International Journal of Information and Education Technology  
The online relation networks were respectively reconstructed among the participants according to the interactive behaviours in the forum by Social Network Analysis method.  ...  This study analyzed the interactive behaviours among students in online course forum. The subject of this study was 30 students who participated in a course.  ...  forum in this research.  ... 
doi:10.18178/ijiet.2018.8.7.1093 fatcat:kp3yidjftbei3jyijkufxaglsm

Improving academic outcomes: does participating in online discussion forums payoff?

Charles Carceller, Shane Dawson, Lori Lockyer
2013 International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning  
The analysis identified that students who actively participate in their teaching unit's discussion forum are more likely to achieve a higher final mark than those that do not participate.  ...  The analysis identified that students who actively participate in their teaching unit's discussion forum are more likely to achieve a higher final mark than those that do not participate.  ...  This study uses learning analytics from the online discussion forum from both online and blended teaching units to examine if participation in the online discussion forum provided access to social capital  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijtel.2013.059087 fatcat:fpwyjkkeanal7bjne4c72uny7u

A Peek into the Life of Online Learning Discussion Forums: Implications for Web-Based Distance Learning

Mary Allan
2004 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
</P> <P><B>Keywords:</B> e-learning, online discussion forums, e- tutoring, visualising social networks, monitoring online learning, online constructivist learning</P>  ...  The EC concept provides e-tutors with visual images that depict the links and routes through which participants using text messages convey meaning, construct knowledge, and create Socio-Informational networks  ...  educators participating in a Master's level distance-learning course, I used the EC concept to analyse the data collected.  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v5i2.188 fatcat:wbr66vcuxjbljo34lwcqnrk3ba

EFFECTS OF SOCIAL NETWORK ON STUDENTS' PERFORMANCE: A WEB-BASED FORUM STUDY IN TAIWAN

Heng-Li Yang
2019 Online Learning  
This research investigates the effects of social networks on students' performance in online education which uses networking as an adjunct mode for enhancing traditional face-to-face education or distance  ...  First, advising network variables are positively related to student performance both in the class and on the forum.  ...  The author also wishes to thank Editor-in-Chief, Professor John Bourne and anonymous reviewers for their helpful suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.24059/olj.v7i3.1848 fatcat:vfzdorlgcrdtdhf45dbgjeyrlq

Social Positioning and Performance in MOOCs

Shuhang Jiang, Sean M. Fitzhugh, Mark Warschauer
2014 Educational Data Mining  
This suggests that MOOCs' discussion forum serves to facilitate information flow and help-seeking among learners.  ...  In both MOOCs, we found out that learners tend to communicate with learners in different performance groups.  ...  To better understand learners' interaction patterns in MOOC discussions, we employed social network analysis to study the collaborative learning process in the discussions of two large MOOCs.  ... 
dblp:conf/edm/JiangFW14 fatcat:43ybx22girgergb7abmmijirsy

Engaging students for success in calculus with online learning forums

Angela Minichiello, Christine Hailey
2013 2013 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)  
This work-in-progress paper describes research underway to evaluate the use of online learning forums during first year calculus.  ...  Newer distance-delivered programs seek participation of non-traditional and geographically underrepresented students.  ...  Online learning forums are discussion sites accessed via the internet by participants in a course.  ... 
doi:10.1109/fie.2013.6685077 dblp:conf/fie/MinichielloH13 fatcat:hdgx7bsssza4feks2l5dkvmk4i

Analysing Health Professionals' Learning Interactions in an Online Social Network: A Longitudinal Study

Xin Li, Karin Verspoor, Kathleen Gray, Stephen Barnett
2016 Studies in Health Technology and Informatics  
This paper summarises a longitudinal analysis of learning interactions occurring over three years among health professionals in an online social network.  ...  SNA results indicate overall low participation in the network, although some participants became active over time and even led discussions.  ...  Social Network Analysis: SNA network-level measures were calculated separately for each of the three LNs. The statnet library in R was used for the calculation and analysis.  ... 
pmid:27440295 fatcat:7f6ec5k22jhenj3gotc5aqcunu

Networks identify productive forum discussions

Adrienne Traxler, A. Gavrin, Rebecca Lindell
2018 Physical Review Physics Education Research  
We use network analysis to compare three semesters of forum logs from an introductory calculus-based physics course.  ...  We find that network centrality is positively linked with course success in the two semesters with denser forum networks, and is a more reliable indicator than non-network measures such as post count.  ...  Network analyses of online learning In a recent review of social network analyses in educational technology, Sie et al.  ... 
doi:10.1103/physrevphyseducres.14.020107 fatcat:nsd437a6hnhnfgdfdvakumrrju

The effect of centralization and cohesion on the social construction of knowledge in discussion forums

Ramón Tirado, Ángel Hernando, José Ignacio Aguaded
2012 Interactive Learning Environments  
This potential and the ubiquity of discussion forums in higher education prompted the authors of this article to develop communities of inquiry  ...  By contrast, we propose that the combination of analysis techniques used is a good option for this type of study while recognizing that it is necessary to continue validating the instruments in terms of  ...  Social network analysis It has been shown that active online participation is a key factor in the success of student learning (Hiltz & Turoff, 2000) .  ... 
doi:10.1080/10494820.2012.745437 fatcat:3pehaux74ndknpgxhnlatm6epa

Analysing Interactions in a Teacher Network Forum

Eliana Santana Lisbôa, Clara Pereira Coutinho
2013 Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education  
The main goal of the forum, which was titled Stricto Sensu, was to discuss the educational value of programmes that joined the distance learning model in Brazil.  ...  This article presents the sociometric analysis of the interactions in a forum of a social network created for the professional development of Portuguesespeaking teachers.  ...  She develops research in the field of virtual social networking, with special emphasis in the professional development of teachers in educational technology.  ... 
doi:10.1080/21532974.2013.10784717 fatcat:rshcrho5dfbs7jydqpxrmtjaoi

Construction of Adaptive Educational Forums Based on Intellectual Analysis of Structural and Semantics Features of Messages

Alexander Kozko
2015 International Joint Conference on the Analysis of Images, Social Networks and Texts  
for the construction of adaptive educational forums.  ...  Propose a model of adaptive educational forums, as well as the structural and semantic similarity metrics for extracting dialogues and thematic discussions from arrays of individual comments, as a basis  ...  Comment systems additionally used in distance education platforms to allow discuss of any course materials, such as videos or articles.  ... 
dblp:conf/aist/Kozko15 fatcat:374wqktqbzh3fct2uf75ohalza

Review of Online Discussion Board to Improve Academic Achievement in Pandemic Time Learning

Sudarmo Sudarmo
2020 Tapis : Jurnal Penelitian Ilmiah  
To get the learning application's effectiveness using the online discussion board method.  ...  This article analyzed online board discussions' effectiveness as an alternative learning method in response to health protocol policies and compulsory education during Indonesia's pandemic emergency.  ...  of critical thinking skills measured from online discussion forum posts.  ... 
doi:10.32332/tapis.v4i2.2595 fatcat:brnclk75yzcnbclv5jvm2reale

Interaction, critical thinking, and social network analysis (SNA) in online courses

Joan Thormann, Samuel Gable, Patricia Seferlis Fidalgo, George Blakeslee
2013 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
Social network analysis (SNA) and measures of critical thinking (Newman, Webb, &amp; Cochrane, 1995) were used to research and assess if there was a difference in interaction and critical thinking between  ...  1, 2, or 3 student moderators who facilitated a forum discussion of an assignment in an online course.  ...  Network Analysis (SNA) in Online Courses Thormann, Gable, Seferlis Fidalgo, and Blakeslee Interaction, Critical Thinking, and Social Network Analysis (SNA) in Online Courses Thormann, Gable, Seferlis  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v14i3.1306 fatcat:h4lb6h7hpfc4jczbismqcxxzka

Roles of course facilitators, learners, and technology in the flow of information of a cMOOC

Oleksandra Skrypnyk, Srećko Joksimović, Vitomir Kovanović, Dragan Gašević, Shane Dawson
2015 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
Social network analysis was conducted over a socio-technical network of the Twitter-based course interactions, comprising both human course participants and hashtags; where the latter represented technological  ...  The results of the week-by-week analysis of the network of interactions suggest that the teaching function becomes distributed among influential actors in the network.  ...  The authors would like to state that there was no conflict of interest involved in the reported study. Datasets were established from information collected in the public domain.  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v16i3.2170 fatcat:fblvznvd7zbgnk4vojgn4m6sfa

Learning Analytics of Student Participation and Achievement in Online Distance Education: A Structural Equation Modeling

Mustafa Koç
2017 Educational Sciences Theory & Practice  
as structural equation modeling, cluster analysis, social network analysis, algorithms, etc.  ...  where distance education and e-learning tools are widely used.  ... 
doi:10.12738/estp.2017.6.0059 fatcat:4udjjfjt4bfpxd7sqpu6zfvfqq
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