Communities of Performance & Communities of Preference

@inproceedings{Brown2015CommunitiesOP,
  title={Communities of Performance & Communities of Preference},
  author={Rebecca Brown and Collin Lynch and Yuan Wang and Michael Eagle and Jennifer Albert and Tiffany Barnes and Ryan Shaun Joazeiro de Baker and Yoav Bergner and Danielle S. McNamara},
  booktitle={EDM},
  year={2015}
}
The current generation of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) operate under the assumption that good students will help poor students, thus alleviating the burden on instructors and Teaching Assistants (TAs) of having thousands of students to teach. In practice, this may not be the case. In this paper, we examine social network graphs drawn from forum interactions in a MOOC to identify natural student communities and characterize them based on student performance and stated preferences. We… CONTINUE READING

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