An analysis of a communication network structure on BBS in an e-Learning course

Koichi Yasutake, Takahiro Tagawa, Osamu Yamakawa, Hitoshi Inoue

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Abstract

At the last Annual Conference of Japan Society of Educational Technology (JSET) in 2005 and the Third WebCT Workshop in Japan, we have proposed a new mathematical analysis method of learning process via e-Learning which applied Complex Networks Theory. There, we have indicated that it is possible to identify some characteristics of communication network structure from log data of Bulletin Board System (BBS). The purpose of this paper is to develop the former studies and to clarify the following matters that is: 1) Uneven distribution in terms of network centrality and clustering coefficient is found in the learners' network structure which is formed on a virtual learning environment such as BBS: 2) The centrality and the coefficient are correlated; 3) Some interesting characteristics are observed among Knowledge Transforming Process, Knowledge Telling Process, and the learners' communication network structure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th IASTED International Conference on Web-Based Education, WBE 2007
Pages149-152
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Event6th IASTED International Conference on Web-Based Education, WBE 2007 - Chamonix, France
Duration: Mar 14 2007Mar 16 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 6th IASTED International Conference on Web-Based Education, WBE 2007

Other

Other6th IASTED International Conference on Web-Based Education, WBE 2007
CountryFrance
CityChamonix
Period3/14/073/16/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Education

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