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Authors: Thanos Hatziapostolou ; Jorgo Gellci and Iraklis Paraskakis

Affiliation: International Faculty of the University of Sheffield and CITY College, Greece

ISBN: 978-989-758-108-3

ISSN: 2184-5026

Keyword(s): Facebook Groups, Measuring Engagement, Student Participation, Online Discussions.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Computer-Supported Education ; Learning/Teaching Methodologies and Assessment ; Metrics and Performance Measurement

Abstract: Student engagement in online asynchronous discussions is an issue that has attracted a lot of attention by researchers since higher participation and engagement in asynchronous online discussions is associated to higher grades and better student achievements. While a discussion forum has long been established as a widespread platform for hosting online discussions, recent advancements in web 2.0 technologies have introduced new means to support such activities. Among them, ‘Facebook Groups’ has gained a keen interest by the academic community and numerous research studies disclose the advantages of the specific tool for educational purposes. While methods and systems for measuring participation and engagement in online discussion forums have long been developed, no method or system that addresses this issue for Facebook groups seems to exist. This paper introduces InGauge, a pioneering online educational system that offers teachers the ability to gauge the level of student engagement and participation within an academic Facebook group. InGauge is founded on educational theories for evaluating online engagement and can be easily parameterised to meet the student participation requirements of any type of Facebook group that is used for academic purposes. (More)

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Hatziapostolou, T.; Gellci, J. and Paraskakis, I. (2015). Engage with InGauge - Measuring Participation and Engagement within an Academic Facebook Group.In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-108-3, ISSN 2184-5026, pages 160-169. DOI: 10.5220/0005496801600169

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JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
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DO - 10.5220/0005496801600169

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