Exploring patterns and configurations in networked learning texts

Caroline Haythornthwaite, Anatoliy Gruzd

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Abstract

Collaborative learning in contemporary online classes thrives on conversation and interaction among individual members of the class. Yet, many of these settings provide little feedback on interaction beyond summary lists of individual contribution. As more communication happens online for both place-based and distributed education, the more need there is to understand and provide information on online interactivity. This paper uses the data from class-wide bulletin boards of eight iterations of a distance learning class, taught by the same instructor, to explore ways of assessing interactivity. Using the relatively simple data of poster, posting sequence, and subject line text, activity and interactivity are examined with basic statistics and social network visualizations. Results provide details on posting behaviors across these classes which are offered as a baseline for comparison to other classes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 45th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-45
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages3358-3367
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780769545257
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2012 - Maui, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 4 2012Jan 7 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityMaui, HI
Period1/4/121/7/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Haythornthwaite, C., & Gruzd, A. (2012). Exploring patterns and configurations in networked learning texts. In Proceedings of the 45th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-45 (pp. 3358-3367). [6149231] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2012.268