Online Learning Interaction in Danmaku Videos: A Pilot Study
Abstract: The learning method for human has developed significantly with the ever-growing technological innovations. As the Internet develops rapidly, the danmaku video, an emerging function supporting time-sync comments while watching is being brought into the field of online learning. Due to its interactive features, the danmaku video has significant potential in enhancing online education experience and outcomes. This study retrieved 24,984 comments of a math video course from the largest danmaku video portal in China and implemented quantitative analysis in the distribution, mode feature and topic model of the comment data. The results indicated that the presence of danmaku facilitated and promoted the interaction both between the learners, and between the teacher and learners.