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  • Autor
    • Lackner, Elke
    • Khalil, Mohammad
    • Ebner, Martin
  • TitelHow to foster forum discussions within MOOCs: A case study
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  • Erschienen inInternational Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review
  • Band2
  • Erscheinungsjahr2016
  • Heft2
  • LicenceCC-BY
  • ZugriffsrechteCC-BY
  • Download Statistik28
  • Peer ReviewJa
  • AbstractDiscussion forums are an essential part to foster interaction among teachers and students, as well as students and students, in virtual learning settings. If interaction can be enhanced, this has a positive influence on motivation and finally also on dropout rates. These days, a special form of online courses, so-called MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), are popping up massively. Those courses are characterized by a high number of students. In this paper, we would like to examine discussion forums and their role concerning interaction. Therefore, Gilly Salmon’s well-known Five stage model is taken and adapted to MOOCs based on a case study. As a method, we tracked learners’ data through learning analytics applications and concluded that there is a positive correlation between reading from one side and writing in forums from the other side.