Investigating the Effects of Providing Explanations forContent Removals on User Activity

Amy Bruckman; Eric Gilbert
Shagun Jhaver

In this project, we performed a large-scale study of moderation responses to thousands of submissions removed on Reddit. We explored the effectiveness of providing a message explaining the post removals to the users for encouraging and discouraging specific behaviors in the future, specifically posting frequency and post removals.

Amy Bruckman

The concept that people learn best when they are making something personally meaningful - also known as constructionism - is the lab's guiding philosophy. Computer networks have the potential to facilitate community-supported constructionist learning. The Electronic Learning Communities Lab examines ways communities of learners can motivate and support one another's learning experiences.