Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
P. Purgathofer, N. Luckner:
"Layout Considered Harmful: On the Influence of Information Architecture on Dialogue";
Talk: HCI International Conference (HCII),
- 2014-06-27; in: "Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Designing and Developing Novel Learning Experiences",
Springer International Publishing,
Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8523
Discussionsareanimportanttoolforstudentstoengagewith new content, bring up new ideas and generate knowledge. This paper fo- cuses on the representation of asynchronous online discussion forums in an e-learning context and how it influences the outcome of discus- sions. We compare the results of a traditional discussion visualisation - a vertically threaded comment system - to the two dimensional system Discourse, in which every new statement of the discussion opens a new subthread. We draw our conclusions from a qualitative analysis of pairs of discussions on the same topic conducted in both systems. Our findings suggest that discussions in Discourse are more focused and goal-oriented than in traditional threaded system.
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