Learning Analytics

A learning analytics block to identify students at risk of disengaging with their studies – $50k, NetSpot Innovation Fund, 2012.

What can Moodle/BlackBoard/etc tell us about student success? Student persistence and achievement have been linked to what students do on learning management systems. Successful students view content pages (eg lecture notes); post and read messages; log in often; and complete assessed (and non-assessed) tasks. What about students who don’t do these things? Existing research calls for an “early warning system” in the form of a learning analytics “dashboard” for lecturers, but no such system exists within the standard Moodle codebase. I am leading a team that is developing a block that teachers can add to their Moodle course that will provide them with a quick graphical snapshot of which students are at risk.

More information

Slides and handouts from SoLAR Southern Flare

Download links

Post on moodle.org forums announcing release

2012 MoodleMootAu presentation abstract and slides: pdf|pptx

A story on the NetSpot website

Screenshots
Traffic light risk view

Sortable report view

Configurable weightings for each indicator

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