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Not Too Long to Read: The tldr Interface for Exploring and Navigating Large-Scale Discussion Spaces

S. Narayan, C. Cheshire
2010 2010 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
We present a new interface for exploring and navigating large-scale discussions on the internet.  ...  Based on lessons gleaned from previous research and our own user studies, we argue that the tldr interface can lessen the problems of information overload and inefficient navigation in large-scale discussion  ...  We especially thank the founders of Reddit for their cooperation and support in our survey.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2010.288 dblp:conf/hicss/NarayanC10 fatcat:ox634lwimnd6tfssvgcmf35wfi

DisVis: Visualizing Discussion Threads in Online Health Communities

Drashko Nakikj, Lena Mamykina
2017 AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings  
In a between subjects study, we tested the impact of DisVis on individuals' ability to provide an overview of a discussion, find topics of interest and summarize opinions.  ...  for improving the design of DisVis, and outlined new directions for visualizing user-generated content within OHCs.  ...  Conclusion In this paper, we introduced DisVisa tool for visualizing discussion threads in an OHC and discussed the results of a study examining DisVis's impact on individuals' ability to find information  ... 
pmid:28269891 pmcid:PMC5333262 fatcat:fuok36m3f5gxxfmdxqvlvigqj4

How to Create and Sustain Meaningful Discussions in Online Courses?

Ana-Paula Correia, Natalya Koehler
2017 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education  
While taking online courses students are required to participate in online discussions. These are often mandatory activities that count towards the course final grade.  ...  A case study has been conducted with a postgraduate educational technology online course at a large university in the United States.  ...  Having students facilitating online discussions on selected topics is one of the strategies used in this case study.  ... 
doi:10.5220/0006337703000304 dblp:conf/csedu/CorreiaK17 fatcat:wchsvxd72bgzdetniq4v5ehtfi

Deriving marketing intelligence from online discussion

Natalie Glance, Matthew Hurst, Kamal Nigam, Matthew Siegler, Robert Stockton, Takashi Tomokiyo
2005 Proceeding of the eleventh ACM SIGKDD international conference on Knowledge discovery in data mining - KDD '05  
Weblogs and message boards provide online forums for discussion that record the voice of the public.  ...  This paper argues that applications for mining large volumes of textual data for marketing intelligence should provide two key elements: a suite of powerful mining and visualization technologies and an  ...  First, an interactive analysis system can be used to quickly derive marketing intelligence from large amounts of online discussion.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1081870.1081919 dblp:conf/kdd/GlanceHNSST05 fatcat:3l3obqej4remtoxmbicba5txfa

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.  ...  Online discussions need to be structured so that they are positive communication and learning environments. New online instructors often struggle knowing just what the proper "structure" really is.  ...  In fact, the online discussion board or forum has become almost a ubiquitous element in online learning courses.  ... 
doi:10.19030/tlc.v3i7.1698 fatcat:et3u3maftrd7fh5yupjk5rweme

A Survey of Factors Contributing to Learners' "Listening" Behaviors in Asynchronous Online Discussions

Alyssa Friend Wise, Farshid Marbouti, Ying-Ting Hsiao, Simone Hausknecht
2012 Journal of educational computing research  
Results indicate that student decisions about which posts to open relied strongly on discussion reply-structure and message timing; authorship was important only to BBC students.  ...  In the BBC, similar triage strategies were used by work-avoidant students, while mastery students read posts thoroughly.  ...  This article draws on small portions of the published conference proceedings with the permission of the International Society of the Learning Sciences.  ... 
doi:10.2190/ec.47.4.f fatcat:7dvdhzkexjdz5biy4jnojef4we

Video and course content discussion on Massive Open Online Courses: An exploratory research

Magali Dubosson, Sabine Emad, Alexandra Broillet, Constance Kampf
2014 2014 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC)  
This paper deals with the ways in which Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) participants use course related forums and the contribution of those forums to the learning experience of their virtual students  ...  We focused on the comparison between, on one hand, video content provided by the course organizers and on the other hand, the content provided by user discussions in the forums.  ...  As we wanted to focus on the activity from the participants' side, we chose as a selection criteria the number of views as a post with a high number of views impacts more participants than a post with  ... 
doi:10.1109/ipcc.2014.7020338 dblp:conf/ipcc/DubossonEBK14 fatcat:2o3xsfgfefds3ipjaczbwnzpci

Tools and evaluation methods for discussion and presentation skills training

Katashi Nagao, Mehrdad Panahpour Tehrani, Jovilyn Therese B Fajardo
2015 Smart Learning Environments  
The environment guarantees an efficient discussion among users with state-of-the-art technologies such as touch panel discussion tables, digital posters, and an interactive wall-sized whiteboard.  ...  Evaluation results show the efficiency of using our facilities: the data mining system and the digital poster authoring tool.  ...  An automatic rating of postings in online discussion forums was presented based on a set of metrics Wanas et al. (2008) .  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40561-015-0011-1 fatcat:37ykrhcwuzbbrmmlvscd4p23lq

Does Small-Group Collaboration Increase the Number of Substantive Postings in Asynchronous Discussion Forums?

Pam Epler, Bruce Bennett, Rorie Ross
2015 Journal of Instructional Research  
Data collected from each module were analyzed using the one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) response rates between the large and small groups.  ...  REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE Asynchronous discussion forums in online classrooms allow students and faculty to interact on assigned topics.  ... 
doi:10.9743/jir.2015.6 fatcat:4xrbl45u2fgxrb4pkj5oqhqzee

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  
This study aimed at investigating the moderating effects of instructor guidelines and group size in online discussions on quality and quantity of learner participation, learning and satisfaction.  ...  Six sub-groups participated in six online discussion forums, with the three large groups ranged from 21-23 participants and the three small groups ranged from 6-8 participants.  ...  Students were also asked how they perceived the impact of the online discussions on the learning process and how valuable they were in the online classroom.  ... 
doi:10.21608/saep.2016.25070 fatcat:uwwfdvvenfgnbcomkjvgb3sowe

Fostering collaborative knowledge building by the effective provision of knowledge about the discussion process

Santi Caballe, Fatos Xhafa
2009 International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining  
The ultimate goal is to achieve a more effective support and assessment of the discussion process and to enhance learning.  ...  We based the success of on-line collaborative discussion on two crucial aspects: first, by providing an adequate dialogue structure and move types that promote meaningful contributions and achieve more  ...  Acknowledgments This work has been partially supported by the Spanish MCYT project TSI2005-08225-C07-05.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijbidm.2009.026907 fatcat:quedo4cmqrfxjmyizdgyekqnim

Assessing public outreach strategies in cities coping with climate risks

Rosa Vicari, Ioulia Tchiguirinskaia, Daniel Schertzer
2018 Geoscience Communication Discussions  
On the basis of this review, some metrics addressing communication issues are selected and first insights are given on evaluation techniques that can be used to understand if and how public outreach activities  ...  Indeed effective monitoring of communication impact relies on an accurate audience definition.  ...  Acknowledgements 10 This research was performed in the framework of the Chair "Hydrology for Resilient Cities" supported by Veolia and the Interreg NWE IVB RainGain project.  ... 
doi:10.5194/gc-2018-4 fatcat:dung4hubzfaflefixlojhbwg44

Executive Functions: A Discussion of the Issues Facing Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Disorders

James A Calhoun
2006 Seminars in Speech and Language  
Learning Outcomes: As a result of this activity, the reader will be able to: (1) discuss the definitions, research, assessment practices, and remediation options associated with executive functions and  ...  The intent is to present a foundation for encouraging additional research on the issues relevant to this important topic.  ...  The steps of social information processing rely on an individual's ability to hold information online, while manipulating it or retrieving other relevant information (working memory) that will aid in navigating  ... 
doi:10.1055/s-2006-932439 pmid:16440245 fatcat:dz3d3fjmtvalvj7cvojumj3zsi

Is the unfolding of the group discussion off-pattern? Improving coordination support in educational forums using mobile devices

Marco Aurélio Gerosa, Denise Filippo, Mariano Pimentel, Hugo Fuks, Carlos J.P. Lucena
2010 Computers & Education  
Additionally, a forum may be inactive for a long period and suddenly receive a burst of messages forcing forum mediators to frequently log on in order to know how the discussion is unfolding to intervene  ...  Based on summarized information extracted from message meta-data, mediators consult visual information summaries on PDAs and receive textual notifications in their mobile phone.  ...  Acknowledgments The AulaNet project is partially financed by Fundação Padre Leonel Franca and by the Ministry of Science and Technology through its  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2009.09.004 fatcat:xlw7q7vhfnbedcbfvd27n7l5jm

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  ...  However, large groups tend to develop large amounts of shallow and redundant ideas and have trouble deciding on and selecting a good subset [13, 48, 70] .  ... 
arXiv:2009.07446v2 fatcat:nsefeukfdzbglcpdx24a3g4duq
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