Exploring constructive learning activity in online programming discussion forums

Ihan Hsiao

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigated constructive engagement activities in an online programming discussion forum. We engineered features according to the forum content and built a logistic regression model based on the underlined cognitive processes in constructive learning activities. We hypothesized that performing any engaging activities after reading constructive content contributes to learning. This work aimed to discover such behavior in a free-formed online discussion setting and assess the impacts. Evaluation results revealed and reconfirmed the value of content constructiveness in the discussion forum. Our findings also suggested that detecting constructive content could be a helpful classifier in discerning relevant information to the users and in turn creating opportunities to optimize learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced Technologies for Supporting Open Access to Formal and Informal Learning, ICALT 2015
EditorsNian-Shing Chen, Tzu-Chien Liu, Kinshuk, Ronghuai Huang, Gwo-Jen Hwang, Demetrios G. Sampson, Chin-Chung Tsai
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages223-227
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467373333
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 14 2015
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2015 - Hualien, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Jul 6 2015Jul 9 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies: Advanced Technologies for Supporting Open Access to Formal and Informal Learning, ICALT 2015

Other

Other15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2015
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityHualien
Period7/6/157/9/15

Keywords

  • Constructive learning
  • Discourse analysis
  • Discussion forum
  • Engagement activity
  • Learning activity
  • Learning assessment
  • Programming
  • Semantic analysis
  • Topical focus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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