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ERIC Number: EJ935795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1042-1629
Educational Knowledge Generation from Administrative Data
Arevalillo-Herraez, Miguel; Moreno-Clari, Paloma; Cerveron-Lleo, Vicente
Educational Technology Research and Development, v59 n4 p511-527 Aug 2011
Most universities use Information Systems (IS) to perform their daily administrative activities (student enrollment, data files, accountancy, etc.), and an integrated Learning Management System (LMS) to support teaching and learning. However, although a lot of effort has been put into deploying these computerized systems, the data that they provide are not fully exploited from an educational perspective. In this paper we describe a case in which these data have been used to identify relevant relations between the general use of the LMS, the existence of teaching innovation programs and the quality of education. The method used can be easily generalized and employed in other different contexts, to derive meaningful information on the impact that some variables may have over others.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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