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|Title:||Uncovering the Rich Club Phenomenon in an Online Class|
|Publisher:||International Society of the Learning Sciences, Inc. [ISLS].|
|Citation:||Huang, T. & Chen, B. (2018). Uncovering the Rich Club Phenomenon in an Online Class. In Kay, J. and Luckin, R. (Eds.) Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count, 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2018, Volume 3. London, UK: International Society of the Learning Sciences.|
|Abstract:||Social interaction is key for learning. In this study on student interaction in a social learning environment, we identified two student groups with contrasting levels of social prestige—defined as the level of discursive attention one receives in relation to one’s discursive activities. The higher-prestige group was found to form a densely connected “rich club” less likely to interact with the lower-prestige group. Further network analysis linked this phenomenon with the timing of students’ relationship formation and weekly participation|
|Appears in Collections:||ICLS 2018|
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