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.
|Title of host publication||Globally connected, digitally enabled|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings ascilite 2015|
|Editors||T. Reiners, B. R. von Konsky, D. Gibson, V. Chang, L. Irving, K. Clarke|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education (32nd : 2015) - Curtin University, Perth, Australia|
Duration: 30 Nov 2015 → 3 Dec 2015
|Conference||Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education (32nd : 2015)|
|Abbreviated title||ASCILITE 2015|
|Period||30/11/15 → 3/12/15|
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