Keynote Young Researcher's Workshop at ITK07, Finland
Online settings provide non-reactive ways to observe learners' activities. While the learning itself is not directly visible for example in a logfile or within the history of a Wiki, the growing expressiveness in online learning environments takes us a step nearer to witness and analyse learning processes.
In this presentation four questions will be discussed:
(1) What is the relation between possible user activities in recent E-Learning environments and actual learning processes?
(2) What data is available to observe the users' activities?
(3) What data analysis methods are fitting to model these activities?
(4) What research designs do we need to get more insight into learning processes?
As an example, some ideas, experiences and results from an ongoing research project about online user participation and motivation will be presented and discussed, focussing on a multimethod approach.