An enhanced learning analytics plugin for Moodle: student engagement and personalised intervention

Liu, Danny Yen-Ting and Froissard, Jean-Christophe and Richards, Deborah and Atif, Amara (2015) An enhanced learning analytics plugin for Moodle: student engagement and personalised intervention. In: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education (ascilite2015), 29 November - 2 December 2015, Perth, Australia.

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Abstract

Moodle, an open source Learning Management System (LMS), collects a large amount of data on student interactions within it, including content, assessments, and communication. Some of these data can be used as proxy indicators of student engagement, as well as predictors for performance. However, these data are difficult to interrogate and even more difficult to action from within Moodle. We therefore describe a design-based research narrative to develop an enhanced version of an open source Moodle Engagement Analytics Plugin (MEAP). Working with the needs of unit convenors and student support staff, we sought to improve the available information, the way it is represented, and create affordances for action based on this. The enhanced MEAP (MEAP+) allows analyses of gradebook data, assessment submissions, login metrics, and forum interactions, as well as direct action through personalised emails to students based on these analyses.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Moodle, learning analytics, students at risk, engagement, indicators, intervention
Subjects: Educational technology > Learning analytics
Divisions: Higher education, Universities, Vocational training, Colleges
Depositing User: Dr Michael de Raadt
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 00:59
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 00:59
URI: http://research.moodle.net/id/eprint/76

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