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Exploring Asynchronous Online Discussions through Hierarchical Visualisation

Victor Pascual-Cid, Andreas Kaltenbrunner
2009 2009 13th International Conference Information Visualisation  
The tool provides users with an interface that allows the navigation and exploration through the often intricate structure of online discussions.  ...  We introduce a highly customisable Social Visualisation system for exploring online discussions through visual representations of conversation threads.  ...  The future steps of our work will include an exhaustive evaluation to prove our hypothesis, and to discover how the system may influence the behaviour of readers and participants while navigating through  ... 
doi:10.1109/iv.2009.14 dblp:conf/iv/Pascual-CidK09 fatcat:fb6missjbfezjjnjobrede74ky

Socratrees: Exploring the Design of Argument Technology for Layman Users [article]

Steven Jeuris
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Terms like 'misinformation', 'fake news', and 'echo chambers' permeate current discussions on the state of the Internet.  ...  Contributing to arguments remains a complex task, but most users learned to do so effectively with minimal guidance and all recognized that the structure of Socratrees may improve online discussion and  ...  ., through the use of artificial intelligence), all of which are considered outside of scope in this paper.  ... 
arXiv:1812.04478v4 fatcat:brltfxmuh5boxmwdijzh2xofoi

Best Practices In Asynchronous Online Course Discussions

John T. Thompson
2011 Journal of College Teaching & Learning (TLC)  
With the increased use of online discussions comes a corresponding need for the discussions to be of high quality.  ...  Along with an increasing number of online courses offered via the Internet, online discussions have become a ubiquitous component in such courses.  ...  Tell students at the beginning of the conference that at the end of the activity they will be asked to rate each other on the value of each person's contribution.  ... 
doi:10.19030/tlc.v3i7.1698 fatcat:et3u3maftrd7fh5yupjk5rweme

The Role of Cognitive Biases in Asynchronous Online Discussions [article]

Dominik Wyss
2020 Zenodo  
By pooling data from four field experiments, the study assesses the effects of cognitive biases on attitude extremity in asynchronous discussions.  ...  The findings give succor for the argumentative theory of reasoning proposed by Hugo Mercier and Helene Landemore in stating that discussion participants are biased in how they react to arguments, but not  ...  : The impact of rating visualizations on navigation and learning.Edwards, K., & Smith, E.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3793562 fatcat:dmxcah74eba3nj35pjfqol34pm

Ritual in Online Communities: A Study of Post-Voting in MOOC Discussion Forums

Emily Longstaff
2017 International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction  
Anyone seeking to cultivate communities online through the use of discussion forums should be wary of this issue with regard to user interaction.  ...  With Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as a case study, this article demonstrates how postvoting in online discussion forums-including those in education contexts-can both enforce and undermine the development  ...  The simple but meaningful act of clicking a button to rate user posts has become a routine and visual display of allegiance or defiance toward the comments of others.  ... 
doi:10.1080/10447318.2016.1277639 fatcat:kgstdgogjncb5hoessuv6i2ntq

A System for Interleaving Discussion and Summarization in Online Collaboration [article]

Sunny Tian, Amy X. Zhang, David Karger
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In many instances of online collaboration, ideation and deliberation about what to write happen separately from the synthesis of the deliberation into a cohesive document.  ...  We found that Wikum+'s integration of discussion and summarization helped users be more organized, allowing for light-weight coordination and iterative improvements throughout the collaboration process  ...  In particular, more controversial topics, the presence of online trolls, and a larger scale of users may affect how Wikum+ performs.  ... 
arXiv:2009.07446v2 fatcat:nsefeukfdzbglcpdx24a3g4duq

'Walking Into a Fire Hoping You Don't Catch': Strategies and Designs to Facilitate Cross-Partisan Online Discussions [article]

Ashwin Rajadesingan, Carolyn Duran, Paul Resnick, Ceren Budak
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We find that users have multiple, sometimes contradictory expectations of these conversations, ranging from deliberative discussions to entertainment and banter, which adds to the challenge of finding  ...  Through design probes about hypothetical features intended to reduce partisan hostility, we find that users are actually open to knowing certain kinds of information about their interlocutors, such as  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We thank Libby Hemphill, Angela Schöpke-Gonzalez and Vaishnav Kameswaran for their detailed reviews and suggestions on earlier drafts of the paper.  ... 
arXiv:2108.06830v1 fatcat:t5b4aoarzjedjipuwqenlnhw3i

Instructor Guidelines and Group Size as Moderating Factors Affecting Quality and Quantity of Online Discussion Participation, Satisfaction and Learning

Mohammed Farag
2016 دراسات عربیة فی التربیة وعلم النفس  
The results of Journal of Arabic Studies in Education & Psychology (ASEP) Number 72, April , 2016 420 the study were discussed in terms of their implications for designing online discussion and leaning  ...  Large groups were satisfied more with the online discussion than small groups. High structure groups were more satisfied with the online discussion than the other groups.  ...  Students navigated through the units' components independently at their own pace.  ... 
doi:10.21608/saep.2016.25070 fatcat:uwwfdvvenfgnbcomkjvgb3sowe

How Asynchronous Discussion Boards Mediate Learning Literacy Methods Courses to Enrich Alternative-Licensed Teachers' Learning Experiences

Lasisi Ajayi
2010 Journal of Research on Technology in Education  
This article includes a discussion of the implications of the findings. (  ...  This study explores alternative-licensed teachers' views of how an asynchronous discussion board mediated their preparation to teach literacy through methods courses.  ...  He has written numerous journal articles in the area of multiliteracies/multimodality. His book on teaching multimodal literacies in elementary schools is forthcoming.  ... 
doi:10.1080/15391523.2010.10782559 fatcat:bjv7mzcrjbaipj5pqb3aeibsyy

Orienting Students to One Another and to the Mathematics during Discussions [chapter]

2016 Qualitative Research in STEM  
Investigations into these issues, as well as the high dropout rate among engineering students and issues of academic integrity in STEM, come with detailed explanations of the study methodologies used in  ...  Through a variety of qualitative methodologies, including participatory action research, Indigenous research, and critical ethnography, this volume aims to reveal and remedy the inequalities within STEM  ...  1 The author is grateful to Angela Calabrese Barton, David Feldon, Beth MacDonald, Angela Minichiello, and Judith Ramaley for their critical reviews and detailed feedback on several iterations of this  ... 
doi:10.4324/9781315676449-20 fatcat:a3akoidrznf6heerh4c5tszmoe

Reflexive overview 11 years of reflections and discussions [article]

Martin Grossmann, Diogo De Moraes Silva, Diego Emmanuel De Kerchove De Denterghem
2021 Zenodo  
Another important mark left by the SSAMCs was the construction of a long-lasting partnership between the Secretariat of Culture and Creative Economy of the State of São Paulo (SEC), creator of the SSAMC  ...  the nearly 500 museums that make up the museum network of the state of São Paulo.  ...  Diogo de Moraes Silva | Critical report of the session: Democratisation of Museological Processes -Community and Public Participation  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5555110 fatcat:eogsf4srrzgwdd7an42rthhkc4

Fire history in western Patagonia from paired tree-ring fire-scar and charcoal records

A. Holz, S. Haberle, T. T. Veblen, R. De Pol-Holz, J. Southon
2011 Climate of the Past Discussions  
Two of our three charcoal records record fire activity for the last 4 ka yr and one for the last 11 ka yr.  ...  and is outside the range of variability characteristic of these ecosystems over many centuries and probably millennia.  ...  For sharing with us his profound knowledge and observations on the archaeology of Edited by: R. Villalba The publication of this article was sponsored by PAGES.  ... 
doi:10.5194/cpd-7-3203-2011 fatcat:2q3wiluzfvda7jar6xc73q3fhu

The emulation theory of representation: motor control, imagery, and perception

Rick Grush
2004 Behavioral and Brain Sciences  
The framework is extended to account for visual imagery as the off-line driving of an emulator of the motor-visual loop. I also show how such systems can provide for amodal spatial imagery.  ...  Perception, including visual perception, results from such models being used to form expectations of, and to interpret, sensory input.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was supported in part by a National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Intramural Competitive Fellowship Award; and by a Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research  ... 
pmid:15736871 fatcat:5hitkwfnqbd7bow2xsc63cf4pa

Monday July 3, 2006 15:00-17:00 Hall 3A Discussion Group Session Cognitive dysfunction in children with temporal lobe epilepsy

2006 Epilepsia  
The number of subjects who completed the study and were seizure-free during weeks 4-40 was 37 (40%) in the LTG group and 46 (50%) in the CBZ group.  ...  Conclusion: These findings suggest that there is little (if any) difference in the efficacy, tolerability, or hormonal effects of VPA or LTG monotherapy in the treatment of newly diagnosed epilepsy.  ...  Purpose: The role of calcineurin in epileptic seizures is still controversial.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1528-1167.2006.00715_55.x fatcat:as6vr3saobh2noqiutoquvfmni

Balancing Usability and Aesthetic Elements in Universities' Website: A Systematic Review

Habee Bullah Affandy, Azham Hussain, Maslinda Mohd Nadzir
2017 Jurnal Komunikasi Malaysian Journal of Communication  
The usage of internet within universities has increased in this few years. More formal interactions are done through the universities websites or portals.  ...  This study was based on 658 papers gathered from the online library such as IEEE, ACM, Science Direct and Emerald Insight by using a search strategy that has been constructed in the research method.  ...  The navigation of the website on the other hand should be enabled through the use of links and searches. All these criteria are to ensure usability of a website through its design.  ... 
doi:10.17576/jkmjc-2017-3304-12 fatcat:oaoi2jgg6nablmvcyk5ekheg5a
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