Using a graphical interface to address new post bias in online discussion forums

Farshid Marbouti, Alyssa Friend Wise

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Abstract

This study investigated whether students exhibited different new-post reading behaviors when using a graphical discussion forum rather than a traditional text-based linear forum. Detailed examination of clickstream patterns in seven case studies showed several differences in reading strategies between the two forums. Most notably, in the graphical forum students read new posts in connection with other related (new or existing) posts, while in the text-based forum new-post reading was disconnected and scattered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-306
Number of pages2
JournalComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Volume2
StatePublished - 2013
Event10th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2013 - Madison, WI, United States
Duration: Jun 15 2013Jun 19 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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