Hyperlink network analysis of the educational blog

Eric Zhi Feng Liu, Ru Chu Shih, Yuan Lung Tsai

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Abstract

Hyperlink network analysis of the educational blog is presented. The characteristics of a blog are convenience and ease of use; users and readers are able to communicate via a blog message board. For teachers and administrative staff, blogs can help in collecting and managing information. Educational blogs provide a practical internet platform for interactions and discussions with rapid accumulation and sharing of knowledge. Because of the lack of previous studies on educational blogs and hyperlink network, this study serves as a frontrunner in investigating and analyzing educational blogs through hyperlink network. The social network of the educational blog community has a total of 92 nodes. Thus, the size of the social network is 92. The researchers found that these bloggers all possess plentiful resources, information and responses with a high tie level. The network ties provide members with more opportunities for exchange and reduce both the need to search for information and the costs of doing so.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E25-E29
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Technology
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2011

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