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Learning design and learning
analytics: building the links
EMMA Summer School, Ischia, July 2015
Rebecca Ferguson
• The Open University (200,000 learners)
• Informal learning:
• YouTube (28.9 million views)
FutureLearn ...
Workshop overview
09.45 Introduction
Linking learning analytics, learning design and MOOCs
10.15 Questions and answers
10....
Learning analytics
What are they, and how are they used?
4
What are learning analytics?
High-level figures
Brief overviews for internal and external
reports
Academic analytics
Figur...
Educators use analytics to
• Monitor the learning process
• Explore student data
• Identify problems
• Discover patterns
•...
Learners use analytics to
• Monitor their own activities and interactions
• Monitor the learning process
• Compare their a...
Analytics example: UK schools
8
• Aligned with
clear aims
• Huge and
sustained effort
• Agreed proxies
for learning
• Clea...
Analytics example: Course Signals
Developed at Purdue University
9
Arnold, K E, & Pistilli, M (2012). Course Signals at Pu...
Analytics example: SNAPP
Network analysis
10
Analytics example: iSpot
Heading
11
Making the links
between learning
analytics and
learning design
12
Learning design in MOOCs
● Puts the learning journey at the heart of the design process
● Provides a set of tools and info...
MOOC learning design tools
• MOOC design template
• MOOC planner
• MOOC map
• Journey planner
14
Design template analytics
15
Learning outcome How this is assessed
1. Be able to define an ecosystem.
2. Have joined the i...
MOOC planner
• Delivered
• Reflection
• Collaboration
• Conversation
• Networking
• Browsing
• Assessment
16
Blocking out ...
MOOC planner analytics
Delivered Content (reading, watching, listening and observing)
Analytics: amount of content viewed,...
MOOC map analytics
● How long did you expect learners
to spend on these key elements?
● How long did learners actually
spe...
MOOC journey planner analytics
19
Relationships between tools, resources, activities & narrative
A framework for data coll...
Analytics to solve problems
Analytics could filter discussions or group learners
20
You have been actively engaged in the
...
Start with the pedagogy
• How do people learn?
• How can we use data to facilitate that process in our MOOC?
• Which eleme...
Learning analytics and design
Learning design – helping to identify useful analytics
● What do learners need to know in or...
Q & A
Next: if you would like to exlore the relationship
between learning design and learning analytics
further, join us d...
Learning outcomes
24
Make a note of the learning outcomes
Promotional video for Lancaster University’s FutureLearn MOOC: S...
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course, learners should know:
●What soils are made of
●How soils are formed
●The varie...
Exploring, searching, finding
26
Screenshot from Lancaster University’s FutureLearn MOOC: Soils: Introducing the World Ben...
Exploring, searching, finding
27
Screenshot from Lancaster University’s FutureLearn MOOC: Soils: Introducing the World Ben...
What are soils made of?
Delivered Content (reading, watching, listening and observing)
Ask learners to watch a video lectu...
Types of learning behaviour
Delivered Content (reading, watching, listening and observing)
Reflection (thinking, consideri...
Group activity
15 minutes
https://www.futurelearn.com/
Take each learning outcome of the soil science
MOOC and briefly out...
Example analytics questions
Watch a video lecture on soils
Is the video engaging learners? How long did they watch? How ma...
Group activity
15 minutes
https://www.futurelearn.com/
For each of your learning activities,
identify questions you would ...
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EMMA Summer School - Rebecca Ferguson - Learning design and learning analytics: building the links

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This hands-on workshop will work with learning design tools and with massive open online courses (MOOCs) on the FutureLearn platform to explore how learning design can be used to influence the choice and design of learning analytics. This workshop will be of interest to people who are involved in the design or presentation of online courses, and to those who want to find out more about learning design, learning analytics or MOOCs. Participants will find it helpful to have registered for FutureLearn and explored the platform for a short time in advance of the workshop.

This presentation was given during the EMMA Summer School, that took place in Ischia (Italy) on 4-11 July 2015.

More info on the website: http://project.europeanmoocs.eu/project/get-involved/summer-school/

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EMMA Summer School - Rebecca Ferguson - Learning design and learning analytics: building the links

  1. 1. Learning design and learning analytics: building the links EMMA Summer School, Ischia, July 2015
  2. 2. Rebecca Ferguson • The Open University (200,000 learners) • Informal learning: • YouTube (28.9 million views) FutureLearn (1.8 million learners) OpenLearn (37.9 million visits) • Making use of big data for 45 years • Learning analytics research / events • LACE project – learning analytics community exchange 2 Lead on MOOC evaluation at The Open University, UK http://www.laceproject.eu/
  3. 3. Workshop overview 09.45 Introduction Linking learning analytics, learning design and MOOCs 10.15 Questions and answers 10.25 Move to workshop area 10.30 Group work 11.15 Workshop end 3 You can view and download the original version of these slides at http://www.slideshare.net/R3beccaF
  4. 4. Learning analytics What are they, and how are they used? 4
  5. 5. What are learning analytics? High-level figures Brief overviews for internal and external reports Academic analytics Figures on retention and success, for the institution to assess performance Learning analytics Use of big data to provide actionable intelligence for learners and educators 5
  6. 6. Educators use analytics to • Monitor the learning process • Explore student data • Identify problems • Discover patterns • Find early indicators for success • Find early indicators for poor marks or drop-out • Assess usefulness of learning materials • Increase awareness, reflect and self reflect • Increase understanding of learning environments • Intervene, supervise, advise and assist • Improve teaching, resources and the environment 6 Dyckhoff, A L, Lukarov, V, Muslim, A, Chatti, M A, & Schroeder, U. (2013). Supporting Action Research with Learning Analytics. Paper presented at LAK13.
  7. 7. Learners use analytics to • Monitor their own activities and interactions • Monitor the learning process • Compare their activity with that of others • Increase awareness, reflect and self reflect • Improve discussion participation • Improve learning behaviour • Improve performance • Become better learners • Learn! 7 Dyckhoff, A L, Lukarov, V, Muslim, A, Chatti, M A, & Schroeder, U. (2013). Supporting Action Research with Learning Analytics. Paper presented at LAK13.
  8. 8. Analytics example: UK schools 8 • Aligned with clear aims • Huge and sustained effort • Agreed proxies for learning • Clear and standardised visualisation • Driving behaviour at every level BUT • Stressed, unhappy learners • Analytics with little value for learners or educators • Omission of key areas, such as collaboration
  9. 9. Analytics example: Course Signals Developed at Purdue University 9 Arnold, K E, & Pistilli, M (2012). Course Signals at Purdue: Using Learning Analytics To Increase Student Success. Paper presented at LAK12, Vancouver, Canada.
  10. 10. Analytics example: SNAPP Network analysis 10
  11. 11. Analytics example: iSpot Heading 11
  12. 12. Making the links between learning analytics and learning design 12
  13. 13. Learning design in MOOCs ● Puts the learning journey at the heart of the design process ● Provides a set of tools and information to support a learner- activity based approach ● Helps to show the costs and performance outcomes of design decisions ● Enables the sharing of best practice ● Helps MOOC designers to choose and integrate a coherent range of media, technologies and pedagogies ● Enables a consistent and structured approach to review and analytics 13 Mor, Y, Ferguson, R, & Wasson, B. (2015). Editorial: learning design, teacher inquiry into student learning and learning analytics: a call for action. British Journal of Educational Technology, 46(2), 221-229.
  14. 14. MOOC learning design tools • MOOC design template • MOOC planner • MOOC map • Journey planner 14
  15. 15. Design template analytics 15 Learning outcome How this is assessed 1. Be able to define an ecosystem. 2. Have joined the iSpot community and obtained identifications for animals, plants or fungi. 1. Multiple choice. Week 1, question 5 2. Self report. Analytics 1. How many attempted that question? How many got it right 1st / 2nd / 3rd time? How many followed the link back to resources? 2. Access to iSpot data. Use of MOOC hashtag. Persistence over time. Ethical implications of tracking off-site. Short description of course and learning outcomes
  16. 16. MOOC planner • Delivered • Reflection • Collaboration • Conversation • Networking • Browsing • Assessment 16 Blocking out types of learning activity Conole, Gráinne. (2010). Learning design – making practice explicit. Paper presented at ConnectEd, Sydney, Australia. http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/4001
  17. 17. MOOC planner analytics Delivered Content (reading, watching, listening and observing) Analytics: amount of content viewed, dwell time Reflection (thinking, considering and reflecting) Analytics: returns to the same material, reflection exercises completed, quality of reflection Collaboration (constructing, collaborating, defining and engaging) Analytics: collaboration exercises completed, quality of collaboration Conversation (debating, arguing, questioning, discussing…) Analytics: number and length of contributions, quality of discussion Browsing (exploring, searching, finding and discovering) Analytics: Number of click-throughs to external links, number of visits, number of resources Assessment (answering, presenting, demonstrating, critiquing…) Analytics: Assessments completed, scores, dwell time on hints, persistence in answering questions 17
  18. 18. MOOC map analytics ● How long did you expect learners to spend on these key elements? ● How long did learners actually spend on the key elements ● How many missed out these elements? ● How many jumped ahead to these elements? ● Which types of element are consistently (un)popular? ● How many left the MOOC at these points? 18 The MOOC map identifies key elements of the course 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 Assimilative InformationHandling Productive Experiential Adaptive Communicative Assessment Organisation Minutes
  19. 19. MOOC journey planner analytics 19 Relationships between tools, resources, activities & narrative A framework for data collection
  20. 20. Analytics to solve problems Analytics could filter discussions or group learners 20 You have been actively engaged in the discussions, which is excellent, thank you, but with more than 23,000 participants it means that our responses and comments risk getting lost. This will be primary school material for some of you and exactly the opposite for others. It is just not possible to tailor the material to each of you […] Introduction to Forensic Science: University of Strathclyde
  21. 21. Start with the pedagogy • How do people learn? • How can we use data to facilitate that process in our MOOC? • Which elements are learners struggling with? • Which sections engage them the most? • What prompts them to ask questions? • Are they finding assessment challenging? • What misconceptions have learners shown? • Are there any accessibility issues? • How can analytics be used to obtain desired learning outcomes? 21
  22. 22. Learning analytics and design Learning design – helping to identify useful analytics ● What do learners need to know in order to – network, collaborate, browse or reflect? ● What do educators need to know to support them? Learning design – helping to identify gaps in the data ● What data do we need to collect? Learning design – helping to identify gaps in our toolkit ● Which design elements can we look at easily? ● Which ones still pose problems? Learning design – helping to frame & focus analytics questions ● What did they learn?… in relation to learning outcomes ● Were they social?... when they were collaborating ● Did they share links?... when encouraged to browse ● Did they return to steps?... when encouraged to reflect 22 Making the links
  23. 23. Q & A Next: if you would like to exlore the relationship between learning design and learning analytics further, join us downstairs in the workshop area 23
  24. 24. Learning outcomes 24 Make a note of the learning outcomes Promotional video for Lancaster University’s FutureLearn MOOC: Soils: Introducing the World Beneath Our Feet You can access this without registering at futurelearn.com
  25. 25. Learning outcomes By the end of the course, learners should know: ●What soils are made of ●How soils are formed ●The variety of soils around the world ●Why soil is so important ●What life exists within soils ●Threats to soil ●Why we need to protect soil 25 FutureLearn MOOC from Lancaster University
  26. 26. Exploring, searching, finding 26 Screenshot from Lancaster University’s FutureLearn MOOC: Soils: Introducing the World Beneath Our Feet You can currently register for this course free of charge at futurelearn.com
  27. 27. Exploring, searching, finding 27 Screenshot from Lancaster University’s FutureLearn MOOC: Soils: Introducing the World Beneath Our Feet You can currently register for this course free of charge at futurelearn.com
  28. 28. What are soils made of? Delivered Content (reading, watching, listening and observing) Ask learners to watch a video lecture on soils Reflection (thinking, considering and reflecting) Ask ‘What are the key constituents of soils and where do they come from’, and show learners a video Collaboration (constructing, collaborating, defining and engaging) Ask learners to put together what they already know, and come up with a list of the key constituents of soil Conversation (debating, arguing, questioning, discussing…) Ask learners to discuss an audio recording about soil Browsing (exploring, searching, finding and discovering) Point learners to some key resources and ask them to develop an initial list of the constituents of soil Assessment (answering, presenting, demonstrating, critiquing…) Ask learner to post a list of five constituents of soil, and then comment on another learner’s list 28
  29. 29. Types of learning behaviour Delivered Content (reading, watching, listening and observing) Reflection (thinking, considering and reflecting) Collaboration (constructing, collaborating, defining and engaging) Conversation (debating, arguing, questioning, discussing…) Browsing (exploring, searching, finding and discovering) Assessment (answering, presenting, demonstrating, critiquing…) 29
  30. 30. Group activity 15 minutes https://www.futurelearn.com/ Take each learning outcome of the soil science MOOC and briefly outline a different type of learning activity for each one (delivered, reflection, conversation, collaboration, browsing or assessment). 30
  31. 31. Example analytics questions Watch a video lecture on soils Is the video engaging learners? How long did they watch? How many skipped it? Reflect on key constituents of soils Are learners engaging in behaviours that indicate they are reflecting? Did they return to the video? Did they pause the video? Discuss an audio recording about soil Does this work as a discusssion activity? How many engaged? How detailed were the comments? Were they key words in the discussion the same as key words in the recording? Develop an initial list of the constituents of soil What mistakes do I need to correct? What elements did they identify? Which elements dd they miss out? Post a list of five constituents of soil, and then comment What type of general feedback can I provide as a model for this activity in future? What were common mistakes? What did they generally get right? 31
  32. 32. Group activity 15 minutes https://www.futurelearn.com/ For each of your learning activities, identify questions you would like answered in order to improve learning and teaching on the MOOC What types of data would help you to answer these questions? 32

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