A full paper has been accepted at the Q4APS workshop at the WWW 2016 conference. The paper is called 'Which Answer is Best? Predicting Accepted Answers in MOOC Forums' by Maximilian Jenders, Ralf Krestel, and Felix Naumann. The abstract is given below.
Abstract: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have grown in reach and importance over the last few years, enabling a vast userbase to enroll in online courses. Besides watching videos, user participate in discussion forums to further their understanding of the course material. As in other community-based question-answering communities, in many MOOC forums a user posting a question can mark the answer they are most satisfied with. In this paper, we present a machine learning model that predicts this accepted answer to a forum question using historical forum data.