Uncovering the rich club phenomenon in an online class

Tianhui Huang, Bodong Chen

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2018
Subtitle of host publicationRethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count
EditorsRosemary Luckin, Judy Kay
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages1375-1376
Number of pages2
Volume3
Edition2018-June
ISBN (Electronic)9780990355052
ISBN (Print)9781732467224
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2018: Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 23 2018Jun 27 2018

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Other13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2018: Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period6/23/186/27/18

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    Huang, T., & Chen, B. (2018). Uncovering the rich club phenomenon in an online class. In R. Luckin, & J. Kay (Eds.), 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2018: Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count (2018-June ed., Vol. 3, pp. 1375-1376). International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).