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Learning Analytics: Understanding Online Student Interaction Networks

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Presenter(s)
Martine Durier-Copp (Dalhousie University, Canada)
Session Information
July 8, 2015 - 11:20am
Track: 
Blended Models & Course Design
Areas of Special Interest: 
Institutional Initiatives
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Research and Evaluation
Institutional Level: 
Universities and Four Year Institutions
Audience Level: 
Expert
Session Type: 
Information Session
Location: 
Governor's Square 10
Session Duration: 
50 Minutes
Session: 
Concurrent Session 6
Abstract

Learning Analytics (LA) has significant potential to utilize data generated by online interactions among students to improve learning outcomes. deliver more effective online courses.

Extended Abstract

Learning Analytics (LA) has significant potential to utilize data generated by online interactions among students to improve learning outcomes (Buckingham & Ferguson, 2012). This Learning Analytics project was designed to extract, analyse, and visualize online learning student interaction so to better understand how these could potentially impact student performance. It was hypothesized that analysis of learning analytics data could provide information to help administrators and faculty design and deliver more effective online courses; allow instructors and students to gain a better lens as to what is occurring in their classes; and provide researchers with information on online learning processes. The primary rationale of this study was to develop, apply and validate LA techniques to a small sample of online and blended classes taught through The Centre for Advanced Management Education (CFAME) at Dalhousie University, Canada. The researchers will present objectives, methodology, analysis and preliminary findings.