Rebecca M. Quintana


Learning Experience Design Lead and Lecturer

What can we learn about learner interaction when one course is hosted on two MOOC platforms?


Conference


Y. Tan, R. M. Quintana
In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK), Tempe, Arizona, 2019 Mar, pp. 149-150

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 Since the inception and adoption of MOOCs, pedagogues have criticized the quality of social learning within centralized platforms. Learning analytics researchers have investigated patterns of forum use and their relationship to learner performance. Yet, there are currently no cross-platform comparisons that explain how technical features of MOOC platforms may impact social interaction and the formation of learner networks. To address this issue, we analyzed MOOC discussion forum data from a single data science ethics course that ran concurrently on two different MOOC platforms (edX and Coursera). Using Social Network Analysis methods, this study compares networks of active forum posters using “Direct Reply” and “Star” tie definitions. Results show that the platforms afforded formation of different networks, with higher connectedness and higher network centralization seen on edX. This study presents preliminary results, discusses limitations inherent within the current analysis, and sets further directions of research investigating design features of centralized discussion platforms. 

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APA
Tan, Y., & Quintana, R. M. (2019). What can we learn about learner interaction when one course is hosted on two MOOC platforms? (pp. 149–150). Tempe, Arizona: In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK).

Chicago/Turabian
Tan, Y., and R. M. Quintana. “What Can We Learn about Learner Interaction When One Course Is Hosted on Two MOOC Platforms? .” In , 149–150. Tempe, Arizona: In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK), 2019.

MLA
Tan, Y., and R. M. Quintana. What Can We Learn about Learner Interaction When One Course Is Hosted on Two MOOC Platforms? . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK), 2019, pp. 149–50.