Learning in the wild: Coding reddit for learning and practice

Priya Kumar, Anatoliy Gruzd, Caroline Haythornthwaite, Sarah Gilbert, Marc Esteve del Valle, Drew Paulin

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Abstract

This paper introduces a ‘learning in the wild’ coding schema, an approach developed to support learning analytics researchers interested in understanding the different types of discourse, exploratory talk, and conversational dialogue happening on social media. The research examines how learner-participants (‘Redditors’) are leveraging subreddit communities to facilitate self-directed informal learning practices on the social networking site. The coding schema is tested and applied across four ‘Ask’ subreddit communities (‘AskHistorians’, ‘Ask_Politics’, ‘askscience’, ‘AskAcademia’). The research brings attention to how knowledge, ideas, and resources are being shared and supported outside the confines of traditional education and professional environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 51st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2018
EditorsTung X. Bui
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1933-1942
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780998133119
StatePublished - 2018
Event51st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2018 - Big Island, United States
Duration: Jan 2 2018Jan 6 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume2018-January
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Conference51st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBig Island
Period1/2/181/6/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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