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Informal learning in online knowledge communities (OKCs) comprises visitor inquiries on specific topics. Learning can occur only if the OKC adequately respond. This study aims to predict OKC response, using a social learning analytics approach based on computational linguistics and Bakhtin’s theory of dialogism. Observing the blog topic (cooking vs. politics & economics) and the visitor inquiry format (off-topic vs. on-topic), a field experiment with a 2 × 2 factorial design was conducted on a sample of N = 68 blogger communities with a total of 25,303 members. For the entire sample, the community response was influenced only by the inquiry format. In a separate examination of experimental groups, only for one examined topic (cooking) this remained true, while for the other (politics & economics) the community response only depended on the previously established dialog quality. The findings suggest identification criteria for responsive communities, which can support OKC integration in learning environments.
|Title of host publication||Design for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World|
|Subtitle of host publication||10th European Conf. on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2015, Toledo, Spain, September 15-18, 2015, Proceedings|
|Editors||Gráinne Conole, Tomaž Klobučar, Christoph Rensing, Johannes Konert, Élise Lavoué|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing AG|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||10th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning EC-TEL 2015: Design for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World - Toledo, Spain|
Duration: 15 Sept 2015 → 18 Sept 2015
|Series||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Conference||10th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning EC-TEL 2015|
|Abbreviated title||EC-TEL 2015|
|Period||15/09/15 → 18/09/15|
- Social learning analytics
- Computational linguistics
- Informal learning
- Online knowledge communities
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