Student Performance Evaluation Based on Online Discussion

  • Xu Du
  • Shunian Lai
  • Hao LiEmail author
  • Jui-Long Hung
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11937)


Nowadays, it is no longer appropriate to evaluate students’ performance just only using the final exam scores, the learning procedure should be taken into account as the compensation. Online discussion is widely employed and is one important component in blend learning. Combining participation and the depth of thinking, we propose a model to evaluate students’ performance in online discussion as a compensation for the final evaluation. Further on, we examine the key factors that affect the discussion performance. The result reveals that with/without the instructor’s participation, the questions level and the form to initial a question affect the students’ behavior pattern and discussion performance, and more, besides of instructors, those “Discussion Leader” who are active in discussion and always give deep level posts have the same effect as the instructors on the discussion.


Evaluation Online discussion Student performance 



This paper was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (No. 61807013), and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (CCNU19QN038).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Engineering Research Center for E-LearningCentral China Normal UniversityWuhanChina
  2. 2.Boise State UniversityBoiseUSA

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