IJIET 2020 Vol.10(5): 383-388 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2020.10.5.1394

A Comparative Study of the Interaction Features of Barrage and Forum in Social Learning Course

Xin An, Xue Gong, Rongchi Zhao, Qiuyu Chen, and Ning Ma

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: 1050138645@qq.com, 1143233756@qq.com, rongchizhao@mail.bnu.edu.cn, 15850586823@163.com, horsening@bnu.edu.cn).

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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.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
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  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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