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The Student Activity Meter

Seminar on learning analytics at SURF in Utrecht, 7 March 2013.

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The Student Activity Meter

  1. 1. THE STUDENT ACTIVITY METER. Seminar on Tools for Learning Analytics 7 March 2013, SURF, Utrecht. Sten Govaerts (KULeuven, Belgium/EPFL, Switzerland)
  2. 2. KULeuven team:Human-Computer Interaction• technology enhanced learning• music• research http://hci.cs.kuleuven.be/EPFL team:REACT - Real-time Coordination &Distributed Interaction Systems Group• technology enhanced learning• social media• transportation http://react.epfl.ch/
  3. 3. PROBLEMhttp://www.ypfp.org/classroom 3
  4. 4. PROBLEMhttp://www.ypfp.org/classroom 3
  5. 5. OBJECTIVES• self-monitoring for learners http://free-extras.com/images/obama_hope_progress-2848.htm 4
  6. 6. OBJECTIVES• self-monitoring for learners• awareness for teachers http://free-extras.com/images/obama_hope_progress-2848.htm 4
  7. 7. OBJECTIVES• self-monitoring for learners• awareness for teachers• time tracking http://free-extras.com/images/obama_hope_progress-2848.htm 4
  8. 8. OBJECTIVES• self-monitoring for learners• awareness for teachers• time tracking• learning resource use and recommendations http://free-extras.com/images/obama_hope_progress-2848.htm 4
  9. 9. STUDENT ACTIVITY METER 5
  10. 10. STUDENT ACTIVITY METER 6
  11. 11. STUDENT ACTIVITY METER 7
  12. 12. METHODOLOGY.• design-basedresearch [Obrenović 2011]: design a tool, give students & teachers and evaluate• iterative process of design & evaluation• paper mockups• usability studies• surveys on usefulness http://funnytogo.com/pictures/evolution/timeline.htm 8
  13. 13. iter. evaluation goal methodology demo-graphics data usability, satisfaction, task-based interview 12 CS students timetracking I. preliminary with think-aloud, SUS at KULeuven via Twitter usefulness & MSDT assessing teacher online survey with 19 teachers & II. needs, use & Likert items, yes/no TA’s with Moodle logs usefulness and open questions CGIAR courses assessing teacher online survey with 12 participants needs, expert III. Likert items, yes/no from LAK Moodle logs feedback, use & and open questions MOOC usefulness structured face-to-face 11 teachers & VM with use, usefulness &IV. interview with tasks & TA’s at Carlos III extensive satisfaction open questions Uni. Madrid tool tracking 9
  14. 14. CONCLUSION• SAM is perceived useful and contributes to better awareness. 10
  15. 15. CONCLUSION• SAM is perceived useful and contributes to better awareness.• SAM enables: 10
  16. 16. CONCLUSION• SAM is perceived useful and contributes to better awareness.• SAM enables: • to detect potential students doing well and at risk 10
  17. 17. CONCLUSION• SAM is perceived useful and contributes to better awareness.• SAM enables: • to detect potential students doing well and at risk • a better course overview 10
  18. 18. CONCLUSION• SAM is perceived useful and contributes to better awareness.• SAM enables: • to detect potential students doing well and at risk • a better course overview • understanding student time spending 10
  19. 19. CONCLUSION• SAM is perceived useful and contributes to better awareness.• SAM enables: • to detect potential students doing well and at risk • a better course overview • understanding student time spending • to find a wide variety of new insights 10
  20. 20. CONCLUSION• SAM is perceived useful and contributes to better awareness.• SAM enables: • to detect potential students doing well and at risk • a better course overview • understanding student time spending • to find a wide variety of new insights• almost all want to continue using SAM 10
  21. 21. 2slides will appear on http://www.slideshare.net/stengovaerts contact: sten.govaerts@gmail.comslides will appear on http://www.slideshare.net/stengovaerts 11

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