2012 16th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics (2012)
Piraeus, Greece Greece
Oct. 5, 2012 to Oct. 7, 2012
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/PCi.2012.48
Every activity in the web leaves a digital trace. Analytics are used to measure all gathered traces along with the activities and the traffic that a user provokes, aiming to exploit the application-under-analysis with an optimal way in terms of time and cost. As a result, the question about how are they applied into learning environment, raises. This paper discusses analytics dedicated to the learning process named learning analytics. After presenting their context, and a literature review regarding this relatively new term, this paper presents a methodology that is applied the academic year 2011-12 on HOU2LEARN Environment, an open educational environment set by Hellenic Open University. This methodology consists of social network analysis along with a set of metrics that is also presented. The procedure and the outcomes of this ongoing research so far are discussed.
Measurement, Social network services, Blogs, Learning systems, Educational institutions, Information management, Data handling, assessment, Learning analytics, social network, data, visualization, metrics
M. Xenos, E. Koulocheri and A. Soumplis, "Applying Learning Analytics in an Open Personal Learning Environment: A Quantitative Approach," 2012 16th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics(PCI), Piraeus, Greece Greece, 2012, pp. 290-295.