Design and evaluation of an adaptive incentive mechanism for sustained educational online communities

@article{Cheng2006DesignAE,
  title={Design and evaluation of an adaptive incentive mechanism for sustained educational online communities},
  author={Ran Cheng and Julita Vassileva},
  journal={User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction},
  year={2006},
  volume={16},
  pages={321-348}
}
  • Ran Cheng, Julita Vassileva
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    2006
  • Computer Science
  • Most online communities, such as discussion forums, file-sharing communities, e-learning communities, and others, suffer from insufficient user participation in their initial phase of development. Therefore, it is important to provide incentives to encourage participation, until the community reaches a critical mass and “takes off”. However, too much participation, especially of low-quality can also be detrimental for the community, since it leads to information overload, which makes users… CONTINUE READING

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