Investigating How Social Elements Affect Learners with Different Personalities

Wad Ghaban, Robert Hendley, Rowanne Fleck

Abstract

Social presence is an essential factor in preventing learners from feeling isolation in online courses and in keeping them connected. Some studies, however, point to the negative impact of the social elements in distracting learners from concentrating on a course’s content. In this study, we investigated the influence on learners of different personality types (using the big five model) of an optional chat added to an online learning platform. The results show that there is a variation in the response of the learners based on their personality. However, some personality classes spent the majority of time in the chat discussing off-topic subjects, such as fashion or travel. Thus, although they enjoyed the features in the system, it negatively affected their knowledge gain. We discuss the implications of our findings for adaptive online learning platforms in catering to learners with diverse personalities.

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in Harvard Style

Ghaban W., Hendley R. and Fleck R. (2019). Investigating How Social Elements Affect Learners with Different Personalities.In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-367-4, pages 416-423. DOI: 10.5220/0007732404160423


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu19,
author={Wad Ghaban and Robert Hendley and Rowanne Fleck},
title={Investigating How Social Elements Affect Learners with Different Personalities},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2019},
pages={416-423},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007732404160423},
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 How Social Elements Affect Learners with Different Personalities
SN - 978-989-758-367-4
AU - Ghaban W.
AU - Hendley R.
AU - Fleck R.
PY - 2019
SP - 416
EP - 423
DO - 10.5220/0007732404160423