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Khanlari, Ahmad; Zhu, Gaoxia; Scardamalia, Marlene – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2019
Interdisciplinary studies foster integration of ideas across disciplines. The knowledge building pedagogy, with its 12 principles and associated technology, Knowledge Forum®, provides multifaceted support for linking ideas across disciplines and communities. This exploratory study aims to assess the extent to which elementary-school students…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Knowledge Level
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Kivimäki, Ville; Pesonen, Joonas; Romanoff, Jani; Remes, Heikki; Ihantola, Petri – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2019
The collection and selection of the data used in learning analytics applications deserve more attention. Optimally, selection of data should be guided by pedagogical purposes instead of data availability. Using design science research methodology, we designed an artifact to collect time-series data on students' self-regulated learning and…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Diaries, Data Collection, Independent Study
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Ferguson, Rebecca; Clow, Doug; Griffiths, Dai; Brasher, Andrew – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2019
Learning analytics involve the measurement, collection, analysis, and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, in order to understand and optimize learning and the environments in which it occurs. Since emerging as a distinct field in 2011, learning analytics has grown rapidly, and early adopters around the world are developing and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Educational Technology
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Boroujeni, Mina Shirvani; Dillenbourg, Pierre – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2019
The large-scale and granular interaction data collected in online learning platforms such as massive open online courses (MOOCs) provide unique opportunities to better understand individuals' learning processes and could facilitate the design of personalized and more effective support mechanisms for learners. In this paper, we present two…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Learning Processes, Study Habits
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Ruiz-Calleja, Adolfo; Dennerlein, Sebastian; Kowald, Dominik; Theiler, Dieter; Lex, Elisabeth; Ley, Tobias – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2019
In this paper, we propose the Social Semantic Server (SSS) as a service-based infrastructure for workplace and professional learning analytics (LA). The design and development of the SSS have evolved over eight years, starting with an analysis of workplace learning inspired by knowledge creation theories and their application in different…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Learning Analytics, Data Processing, Data Collection
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Winne, Philip H.; Teng, Kenny; Chang, Daniel; Lin, Michael Pin-Chuan; Marzouk, Zahia; Nesbit, John C.; Patzak, Alexandra; Rakovic, Mladen; Samadi, Donya; Vytasek, Jovita – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2019
Data used in learning analytics rarely provide strong and clear signals about how learners process content. As a result, learning as a process is not clearly described for learners or for learning scientists. Gaševic, Dawson, and Siemens (2015) urged data be sought that more straightforwardly describe processes in terms of events within learning…
Descriptors: Learning Analytics, Learning Processes, Independent Study, Computer Software
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Nguyen, Quan; Huptych, Michal; Rienties, Bart – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2018
Extensive research in learning science has established the importance of time management in online learning. Recently, learning analytics (LA) has shed further lights on the temporal characteristics of learning by allowing researchers to capture authentic digital footprints of student learning behaviours. Nonetheless, students' timing of…
Descriptors: Time Management, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Motz, Benjamin A.; Carvalho, Paulo F.; de Leeuw, Joshua R.; Goldstone, Robert L. – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2018
To identify the ways teachers and educational systems can improve learning, researchers need to make causal inferences. Analyses of existing datasets play an important role in detecting causal patterns, but conducting experiments also plays an indispensable role in this research. In this article, we advocate for experiments to be embedded in real…
Descriptors: Causal Models, Statistical Inference, Inferences, Educational Experiments
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Shum, Simon Buckingham; Sándor, Ágnes; Goldsmith, Rosalie; Bass, Randall; McWilliams, Mindy – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2017
When used effectively, reflective writing tasks can deepen learners' understanding of key concepts, help them critically appraise their developing professional identity, and build qualities for lifelong learning. As such, reflective writing is attracting substantial interest from universities concerned with experiential learning, reflective…
Descriptors: Reflection, Writing Assignments, Educational Research, Data Collection
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Gaševic, Dragan; Jovanovic, Jelena; Pardo, Abelardo; Dawson, Shane – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2017
The use of analytic methods for extracting learning strategies from trace data has attracted considerable attention in the literature. However, there is a paucity of research examining any association between learning strategies extracted from trace data and responses to well-established self-report instruments and performance scores. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Educational Research
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Casey, Kevin – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2017
Learning analytics offers insights into student behaviour and the potential to detect poor performers before they fail exams. If the activity is primarily online (for example computer programming), a wealth of low-level data can be made available that allows unprecedented accuracy in predicting which students will pass or fail. In this paper, we…
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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Crick, Ruth Deakin; Knight, Simon; Barr, Steven – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2017
Central to the mission of most educational institutions is the task of preparing the next generation of citizens to contribute to society. Schools, colleges, and universities value a range of outcomes--e.g., problem solving, creativity, collaboration, citizenship, service to community--as well as academic outcomes in traditional subjects. Often…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Holistic Approach, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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Epp, Carrie Demmans; Phirangee, Krystle; Hewitt, Jim – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2017
Identifying which online behaviours and interactions are associated with student perceptions of being supported will enable a deeper understanding of how those activities contribute to learning experiences. Student language is one aspect of their interaction in need of greater exploration within discourse-based online learning environments. As a…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Computer Mediated Communication, Form Classes (Languages), Language Usage
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Sharma, Kshitij; Chavez-Demoulin, Valérie; Dillenbourg, Pierre – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2017
The statistics used in education research are based on central trends such as the mean or standard deviation, discarding outliers. This paper adopts another viewpoint that has emerged in statistics, called extreme value theory (EVT). EVT claims that the bulk of normal distribution is comprised mainly of uninteresting variations while the most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Statistical Distributions, Theories
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Dowell, Nia M. M.; Graesser, Arthur C.; Cai, Zhiqiang – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2016
The goal of this article is to preserve and distribute the information presented at the LASI (2014) workshop on Coh-Metrix, a theoretically grounded, computational linguistics facility that analyzes texts on multiple levels of language and discourse. The workshop focused on the utility of Coh-Metrix in discourse theory and educational practice. We…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Workshops, Computational Linguistics, Guidelines
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