Should your MOOC forum use a reputation system?


Massive open online courses (MOOCs) rely primarily on discussion forums for interaction among students. We investigate how forum design affects student activity and learning outcomes through a field experiment with 1101 participants on the edX platform. We introduce a reputation system, which gives students points for making useful posts. We show that, as… (More)
DOI: 10.1145/2531602.2531657
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@inproceedings{Coetzee2014ShouldYM, title={Should your MOOC forum use a reputation system?}, author={Derrick Coetzee and Armando Fox and Marti A. Hearst and Bj{\"o}rn Hartmann}, booktitle={CSCW}, year={2014} }