In the course Bio-organic chemistry, biochemistry and cell biology (Bachelor Biomedical Sciences) students use for learning mathematics various online resources in different systems (SOWISO, Khan Academy, UvA learning environment). Can learning analytics give us more insight in how students learn? How can learning analytics help students to improve learning?
The research questions of this project are:
In this project a comprehensive student dashboard COACH (Constructive Overview Aggregating Comparative Hits) is developed which gives each individual student an opportunity to continuously follow his or her learning behavior in relation to the group and personal hints on learning behavior. It is expected that through this dashboard more students will sooner start working on tasks and use more learning material in different learning environments which will improve their success rate. To measure the effect of comprehensive learning analytics dashboard COACH only half of the students which are randomly selected can use the dashboard.
The more specific questions which will be addressed in this project are:
Project leader: André Heck
Start Project: July 2013
End project: April 2014
Budget: 18.000 euro
Download: COACH project proposal COACH_UvA-FNWI_SURF_LA2013.pdf