e-learner tracking: Tools for discovering learner behaviour

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Abstract

To be effective an e-Learning environment must be able to enrich and support student-centred teaming. In order to evaluate the effectiveness and hence refine the e-Learning approach, it is important to understand how learners make use of the e-Learning materials and interact with the associated delivery environment. This paper presents a set of tools to track, analyse and display learners' interactions within a virtual teaming environment (VLE). The information obtained is used to derive views of the data, including coverage of the course content, information about the users of the system and routes taken through the course. These can provide a valuable input when evaluating the effectiveness of the e-Learning materials and framework. The tooling is extensible and can provide additional views of data if required. The tools are not coupled to any VLE, so can be used to supplement existing tracking data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Web-Based Education
Editors Uskov
Place of PublicationCALGARY
PublisherACTA Press
Pages458-463
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0-88986-406-3
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventIASTED International Conference on Web-Based Education - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: 16 Feb 200418 Feb 2004

Conference

ConferenceIASTED International Conference on Web-Based Education
Country/TerritoryAustria
Period16/02/0418/02/04

Keywords

  • virtual learning environment
  • e-learning
  • tracking tools

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