NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1171666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-4820
Understanding User Behavioral Patterns in Open Knowledge Communities
Yang, Xianmin; Song, Shuqiang; Zhao, Xinshuo; Yu, Shengquan
Interactive Learning Environments, v26 n2 p245-255 2018
Open knowledge communities (OKCs) have become popular in the era of knowledge economy. This study aimed to explore how users collaboratively create and share knowledge in OKCs. In particular, this research identified the behavior distribution and behavioral patterns of users by conducting frequency distribution and lag sequential analyses. Some major problems, including the lack of certain significant behavioral sequences and the inadequacies of knowledge-sharing mechanisms and culture, were also determined. Moreover, this research discussed related problems and proposed several improvement measures for developing OKCs. Finally, the implications for researchers and practitioners were stated, and the shortcomings of this study were presented.
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 530 Walnut Street Suite 850, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Tel: 215-625-8900; Fax: 215-207-0050; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China (Beijing)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A