Analysis of interaction patterns and scaffolding practices in online discussion forums

Seibu Mary Jacob, Hong Kian Sam

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    Abstract

    An analysis on interaction patterns and scaffolding techniques is attempted on an online discussion forum happening in 10 groups of 36 students in an Engineering Mathematics unit. The analysis was performed on the content of the student and moderator postings and classification done based on the IBIS model. It was noticed that a lot of student interactions were related to students proposing issues and their positions. Majority of the moderator interactions were Socratic questioning modes and suggestions to effectively coordinate with peer members. The scaffold of Socratic questioning was seen to contribute to the active responses in the online groups.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICDLE 2010 - 2010 4th International Conference on Distance Learning and Education, Proceedings
    Pages115-118
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2010
    Event4th International Conference on Distance Learning and Education - San Juan, PR, United States
    Duration: 3 Oct 20105 Oct 2010

    Conference

    Conference4th International Conference on Distance Learning and Education
    Abbreviated titleICDLE 2010
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Juan, PR
    Period3/10/105/10/10

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    Jacob, S. M., & Sam, H. K. (2010). Analysis of interaction patterns and scaffolding practices in online discussion forums. In ICDLE 2010 - 2010 4th International Conference on Distance Learning and Education, Proceedings (pp. 115-118). [5606025] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDLE.2010.5606025