Learning dashboards (LD) are commonly applied for monitoring and visual analysis of learning activities. The main purpose of LDs is to increase awareness, to support self assessment and reflection and, when used in collaborative learning platforms (CLP), to improve the collaboration among learners. Collaborative learning platforms serve as tools to bring learners together, who share the same interests and ideas and are willing to work and learn together–a process which, ideally, leads to effective knowledge building. However, there are collaboration and communications factors which affect the effectiveness of knowledge creation–human, social and motivational factors, design issues, technical conditions, and others. In this paper we introduce a learning dashboard–the Visualizer–that serves the purpose of (statistically) analyzing and exploring the behaviour of communities and users. Visualizer allows a learner to become aware of other learners with similar characteristics and also to draw comparisons with individuals having similar learning goals. It also helps a teacher become aware of how individuals working in the groups (learning communities) interact with one another and across groups.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 1th Workshop on Analytics for Everyday Learning co-located with the 13th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2018), Leeds, UK|
|Publisher||CEUR Workshop Proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|