Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann


Which Answer is Best? Predicting Accepted Answers in MOOC Forums

Jenders, Maximilian; Krestel, Ralf; Naumann, Felix in Proceedings of the 25th International Conference Companion on World Wide Web page 679-684 . International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee , 2016 .

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.
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