Abstract—Forum as an effective way for learners and
instructors to communicate has been widely used in online
learning, but there are still some unsolved problems in online
learning, such as loneliness and lack of motivation. With the
development of the technology of barrage, some teaching videos
try to add the barrage function. As a virtual synchronous
interaction way based on situation, interaction on barrage is
different from the traditional online discussion and
question-answering areas. In this paper, the content analysis
method is used to analyze a Japanese teaching course on Bilibili
website. It is found that there were differences in the number,
length, interactive objects and interactive content between
barrage and forum. This conclusion provides some valuable
ideas for solving the problems of loneliness and lack of
motivation in distance learning.
Index Terms—Interaction, feature, barrage, forum, online learning, Bilibili.
The authors are with Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China (correspond author: Ning Ma; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Xin An, Xue Gong, Rongchi Zhao, Qiuyu Chen, and Ning Ma, "A Comparative Study of the Interaction Features of Barrage and Forum in Social Learning Course," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 383-388, 2020.Copyright © 2020 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).