Investigating Interaction Patterns in Educational Forums: A Social Networks Analysis Approach

O. Ferreira-Pires, M. Sousa-Vieira, J. López-Ardao, M. Fernández-Veiga

Abstract

Social networks analysis allows to study and understand the structural properties of a wide spectrum of natural or artificial systems. In the field of education, online social networks arise quite naturally in the virtual classrooms as an inherent part of the learning activities. In this work we focus in forums participation, modeling and investigating the social relationships taking place during an undergraduate course on computer networks. Our findings show significant correlations among the patterns of engagement and the structure of the networks and the students’ achievements.

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Ferreira-Pires O., Sousa-Vieira M., López-Ardao J. and Fernández-Veiga M. (2019). Investigating Interaction Patterns in Educational Forums: A Social Networks Analysis Approach.In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-367-4, pages 88-99. DOI: 10.5220/0007721600880099


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu19,
author={O. Ferreira-Pires and M. Sousa-Vieira and J. López-Ardao and M. Fernández-Veiga},
title={Investigating Interaction Patterns in Educational Forums: A Social Networks Analysis Approach},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2019},
pages={88-99},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007721600880099},
isbn={978-989-758-367-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Investigating Interaction Patterns in Educational Forums: A Social Networks Analysis Approach
SN - 978-989-758-367-4
AU - Ferreira-Pires O.
AU - Sousa-Vieira M.
AU - López-Ardao J.
AU - Fernández-Veiga M.
PY - 2019
SP - 88
EP - 99
DO - 10.5220/0007721600880099