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

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Abstract

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 publicationProceedings ASCILITE 2021 in Armidale
EditorsSue Gregory, Steve Warburton, Mark Schier
Place of PublicationArmidale, Australia
PublisherUniversity of New England
Pages60-64
Number of pages5
DOIs
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)

Conference

ConferenceBack to the Future – ASCILITE ‘21
Abbreviated titleBack to the Future
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityArmidale
Period29/11/2101/12/21
OtherThe ASCILITE 2021 Conference is ASCILITE’s 38th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, hosted by the University of New England, Armidale, physical and virtual due to COVID-19 border restrictions, on 29 November to 1 December 2020.
ASCILITE 2021 themes:
- Learning Design and Learning Analytics
- Hybrid, Virtual and Place-based Education
- Back to the Future: Post-COVID Landscapes
- Academic Integrity
- Open and Inclusive Practice
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