Students' personality and chat room behavior in synchronous online learning

Wen Wu, Li CHEN, Qingchang Yang

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Synchronous chat rooms have been used to support students' collaborative learning. However, little work has empirically studied its relationship with students' sense of community and furthermore the role of personality in affecting students' chat room behavior. In this paper, we report results of a user experiment (with 489 students). We find that students who have actively used chat room possess significantly higher level of sense of community than inactive students. More notably, we identify the important role of students' personality in inuencing both their chat frequency and chat content.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event24th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalisation, UMAP 2016 - Halifax, Canada
Duration: 13 Jul 201616 Jul 2016

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Computer Science(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Chat behavior
  • Online learning
  • Personality
  • Sense of community
  • Synchronous learning
  • User survey


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