Linking Online Identities and Content in Connectivist MOOCs across Multiple Social Media Platforms

Rafa Absar, Anatoliy Gruzd, Caroline Haythornthwaite, Drew Paulin

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Abstract

In this paper, we examine how multiple social media platforms are being used for formal and informal learning by examining data from two connectivist MOOCs (or cMOOCs). Our overarching goal is to develop and evaluate methods for learning analytics to detect and study collaborative learning processes. For this paper, we focus on how to link multiple online identities of learners and their contributions across several social media platforms in order to study their learning behaviours in open online environments. Many challenges were found in collection, processing, and analyzing the data; results are presented here to provide others with insight into such issues for examining data across multiple open media platforms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWWW 2016 Companion - Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on World Wide Web
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages483-488
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450341448
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 11 2016
Event25th International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2016 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: May 11 2016May 15 2016

Publication series

NameWWW 2016 Companion - Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on World Wide Web

Conference

Conference25th International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2016
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period5/11/165/15/16

Keywords

  • connectivism
  • learning
  • moocs.
  • social media
  • social networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

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