Connection enablers in online learning community: From informative online personae to meaningful social space

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Abstract

Building communities for online learners may ameliorate pervasive issues relating to learner retention and satisfaction. To move in this direction, we propose that educational technology infrastructures should make personal information about students more visible, so as to invite and encourage social interaction. We are exploring this "visibility proposition" through a design research project. In this paper we report part of our quantitative empirical work carried out to support the collection and visualization of student information (what we call online personae). This work points to an information framework for online personae for distance learners. We also discuss the design implications for helping distance learners to uncover meaningful but hidden connections within virtual learning communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages315-318
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346887
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 25 2017
Event2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2017 - Portland, United States
Duration: Feb 25 2017Mar 1 2017

Publication series

NameCSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing

Other

Other2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2017
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period2/25/173/1/17

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Sun, N., & Rosson, M. B. (2017). Connection enablers in online learning community: From informative online personae to meaningful social space. In CSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 315-318). (CSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3022198.3026348
Sun, Na ; Rosson, Mary Beth. / Connection enablers in online learning community : From informative online personae to meaningful social space. CSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2017. pp. 315-318 (CSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing).
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Sun, N & Rosson, MB 2017, Connection enablers in online learning community: From informative online personae to meaningful social space. in CSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. CSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, pp. 315-318, 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2017, Portland, United States, 2/25/17. https://doi.org/10.1145/3022198.3026348

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CSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2017. p. 315-318 (CSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing).

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Sun N, Rosson MB. Connection enablers in online learning community: From informative online personae to meaningful social space. In CSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. 2017. p. 315-318. (CSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing). https://doi.org/10.1145/3022198.3026348