Using learning analytics in virtual learning environments
Paper in proceedings, 2015

This paper discusses the use of learning analytics in virtual and blended learning environments. We take a course given in a 100% web-based format as an illustrative example of the potentials and pitfalls of learning analytics. More precisely, we monitored and analyzed student data on attendance of pre-recorded lectures, attendance of synchronous sessions, on-line quizzes activities, feedback on and rating of the pre-recorded lectures and finally the discussion fora. We demonstrate that, despite the expected benefits of learning analytics to improve students’ learning, large efforts with respect to the integration of various IT systems are necessary. We conclude that the ease-of-use of the learning analytics modules of such IT systems is a prerequisite for bringing learning analytics to a mature state. This will also make data cross-correlation possible, and will lead to more reliable assessments of students’ learning.

on-line teaching

Engineering education

learning analytics

flipped classroom

Author

Christophe Demaziere

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Nuclear Engineering

Christian Stöhr

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Engineering Education Research - EER (Chalmers)

Tom Adawi

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Engineering Education Research - EER (Chalmers)

Proceedings från 5:e Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar

1404-3203 (ISSN)

Vol. 5 121-125

5:e Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar
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