Exploring constructive learning activity in online programming discussion forums

I. Han Hsiao, Piyush Awasthi

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Abstract

In this paper, we explored constructive learning activities in an online programming discussion forum. We built a logistic regression model based on the underlined cognitive processes in constructive learning activities. The results confirmed that the crowd perceived Accepted Answers were likely to contain more constructive words. More importantly, users had as many interactions with Answers as with Accepted Answers, disregarding the quantity of constructive words. They especially bookmarked more and up voted more in difficult Answers when the content had more constructive words. The findings supported that passiveproactive behavior exists and suggested that detecting constructive content can be a helpful classifier in discerning relevant information to the users, and in turn optimizing learning opportunities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationExploring the Material Conditions of Learning
Subtitle of host publicationComputer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference 2015, CSCL 2015 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsOskar Lindwall, Paivi Hakkinen, Timothy Koschmann, Pierre Tchounikine, Sten Ludvigsen
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages787-788
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780990355076
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning, CSCL 2015 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: Jun 7 2015Jun 11 2015

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1573-4552

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning, CSCL 2015
CountrySweden
CityGothenburg
Period6/7/156/11/15

Keywords

  • Constructive learning
  • Discourse analysis
  • Engagement activity
  • Forum
  • Learning activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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    Hsiao, I. H., & Awasthi, P. (2015). Exploring constructive learning activity in online programming discussion forums. In O. Lindwall, P. Hakkinen, T. Koschmann, P. Tchounikine, & S. Ludvigsen (Eds.), Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning: Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference 2015, CSCL 2015 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 787-788). (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL; Vol. 2). International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).