Opportunities to improve learning analytics for student support when using online assessment tools

Ben Hicks, Kelly Linden, Neil Van Der Ploeg

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Knowing when a student is being productive in an online learning environment is challenging to discern from online trace data. Custom built assessment tools, integrated into a learning management system (LMS), offer a way to obtain finer-grained data not commonly available in existing systems. An exploratory observational study of 1,822 assessment submissions in an online course of 500 students was conducted. All assessments were submitted utilising a new online assessment tool that offered embedded resources, feedback and tracked when words were typed or pasted into the tool. Students were hesitant to consistently use the online editor, moderately used the embedded resources and heavily utilised the feedback. There was moderate evidence that whether or not a student viewed the previous assessments feedback was a better indicator of future assessment success than LMS activity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBack to the future - ASCILITE 21
Subtitle of host publication38th International Conference on innovation, practice and research in the use of educational technologies in tertiary education
EditorsSue Gregory, Steve Warburton, Mark Schier
Place of PublicationArmidale, NSW, Australia
PublisherUniversity of New England
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2021
EventBack to the Future – ASCILITE ‘21: 38th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education - University of New England, Armidale, Australia
Duration: 29 Nov 202101 Dec 2021
https://2021conference.ascilite.org/ (Conference website)
https://2021conference.ascilite.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/ASCILITE-2021-Conference-Proceedings.pdf (Proceedings)


ConferenceBack to the Future – ASCILITE ‘21
Abbreviated titleBack to the Future
OtherThe ASCILITE 2021 conference will be held at the University of New England in Armidale, NSW. The event will be accessible in hybrid mode with face-to-face and virtual attendance supported.

It will run from Monday the 29th of November to the 1st of December 2021. Conference related information is now being added to the conference website as it becomes available, including key dates related to submissions, registrations and other important activities.
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