Exploring learning analytics as indicators of study behaviour
Phillips, R., Maor, D., Preston, G. and Cumming-Potvin, W. (2012) Exploring learning analytics as indicators of study behaviour. In: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2012, 25 - 29 June 2012, Denver, CO pp. 2861-2867.
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In this paper we describe the use of learning analytics to provide indicators of students’ behaviour in technology-enhanced learning environments. We first provide an overview of the emerging field of learning analytics, and then describe a learning-analytic tool which reports student use of the Lectopia lecture capture system across the weeks of a semester, both collectively and individually. Observation of the data provided by the system enabled us to develop a set of proto-theoretical categories of behaviour, with associated algorithms to numerically identify these categories. Finally, we describe the use of the learning-analytic tool in a mixed methods approach to investigate in depth how students, with different characteristics, engage with and learn from technology-enhanced learning environments.
|Publication Type:||Conference Paper|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Education|
|Publisher:||Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education|
|Notes:||Appears In: Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2012|
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