Beyond Clickometry: Analytics for Constructivist Pedagogies

Dietrichson, Aleksander (2013) Beyond Clickometry: Analytics for Constructivist Pedagogies. International Journal on E-Learning, 12 (4). pp. 333-351.

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Abstract

This paper analyzes some current trends in Learning Management System's analytics. It points out that while the analysis of access log patterns - clickometry - is by far the most common form of analysis available in LMS systems its value is limited at best. Being a measure of behavior in its most basic sense clickometry is best suited for assessment of interactions in courses built around behaviorist pedagogy. More constructivist pedagogies require deeper analyses of the data, which is certainly available in most LMS systems but are usually left unanalyzed and unreported due to the complexity of the required methodologies. This paper shows that 85% of available data is not typically analyzed and presents a case study with proposed analyses.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Educational technology > Learning analytics
Divisions: Higher education, Universities, Vocational training, Colleges
Depositing User: Dr Michael de Raadt
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2015 04:31
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2015 04:31
URI: http://research.moodle.net/id/eprint/12

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