Revealing interaction patterns among youth in an online social learning network using markov chain principles

Sarah Bishara, Jennifer Baltes, Taha Hamid, Taihua Li, Denise C. Nacu, Caitlin K. Martin, Jonathan Gemmell, Chris Macarthur, Daniela Raicu, Nichole Pinkard

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Abstract

The problem of the digital divide has shifted attention from access to inequities of participation and opportunities to develop 21st century skills in online learning platforms. In this paper, we explore Markov chain principles in a time-based probabilistic graphical approach to analyze a multi-year data set of log data generated by students from one urban middle school and coded using a framework aligned with 21st century learning activities. Results showed the efficacy of applying Markov chain principles in helping reveal similar and distinct usage patterns of the learners in this community across different time spans. This work has implications for the design and analysis of online learning platforms and for creating opportunities to help youth build 21st century skills using online learning platforms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaking a Difference
Subtitle of host publicationPrioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL - 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2017 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsBrian K. Smith, Marcela Borge, Emma Mercier, Kyu Yon Lim
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages311-318
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780990355007
StatePublished - 2017
Event12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning - Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, CSCL 2017 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Jun 18 2017Jun 22 2017

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1573-4552

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning - Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, CSCL 2017
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period6/18/176/22/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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    Bishara, S., Baltes, J., Hamid, T., Li, T., Nacu, D. C., Martin, C. K., Gemmell, J., Macarthur, C., Raicu, D., & Pinkard, N. (2017). Revealing interaction patterns among youth in an online social learning network using markov chain principles. In B. K. Smith, M. Borge, E. Mercier, & K. Y. Lim (Eds.), Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL - 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2017 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 311-318). (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL; Vol. 1). International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).