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.
Traffic light risk view
Sortable report view
Configurable weightings for each indicator