Social Presence Approach Within the Question and Answering eLearning Model: An Experiment with a Multi-Agent System

Social Presence Approach Within the Question and Answering eLearning Model: An Experiment with a Multi-Agent System

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Cecilia Avila
Jorge Bacca
Josep Lluis de la Rosa
Silvia Baldiris
Ramon Fabregat

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The model of Questions Answering (Q&A) for eLearning is based on collaborative learning through questions that are posed by students and their answers to that questions which are given by peers, in contrast with the classical model in which students ask questions to the teacher only. In this proposal we extend the Q&A model including the social presence concept and a quantitative measure of it is proposed; besides it is considered the evolution of the resulting Q&A social network after the inclusion of the social presence and taking into account the feedback on questions posed by students and answered by peers. The social network behaviorwas simulated using a Multi-Agent System to compare the proposed social presence model with the classical and the Q&A models.

Keywords: Social presence, social network, eLearning, Q&A Model, MultiAgent System.

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Cecilia Avila, Universitat de Girona

Institut D’informàtica i Aplicacions. Universitat de Girona

Jorge Bacca, Universitat de Girona

Institut D’informàtica i Aplicacions. Universitat de Girona

Josep Lluis de la Rosa, Universitat de Girona

Institut D’informàtica i Aplicacions. Universitat de Girona

Silvia Baldiris, Universitat de Girona

Institut D’informàtica i Aplicacions. Universitat de Girona

Ramon Fabregat, Universitat de Girona

Institut D’informàtica i Aplicacions. Universitat de Girona

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