Assessing the suitability of student interactions from Moodle data logs as predictors of cross-curricular competencies

Iglesias Pradas, Santiago and Ruiz de Azcárate Varela, Carmen and Agudo Peregrina, Ángel (2015). Assessing the suitability of student interactions from Moodle data logs as predictors of cross-curricular competencies. "Computers in Human Behavior", v. 47 ; pp. 81-89. ISSN 0747-5632. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2014.09.065.

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Title: Assessing the suitability of student interactions from Moodle data logs as predictors of cross-curricular competencies
Author/s:
  • Iglesias Pradas, Santiago
  • Ruiz de Azcárate Varela, Carmen
  • Agudo Peregrina, Ángel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Computers in Human Behavior
Date: June 2015
ISSN: 0747-5632
Volume: 47
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Cross-curricular competencies; Soft skills; Learning analytics; Commitment; Teamwork; Online interactions
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In the past decades, online learning has transformed the educational landscape with the emergence of new ways to learn. This fact, together with recent changes in educational policy in Europe aiming to facilitate the incorporation of graduate students to the labor market, has provoked a shift on the delivery of instruction and on the role played by teachers and students, stressing the need for development of both basic and cross-curricular competencies. In parallel, the last years have witnessed the emergence of new educational disciplines that can take advantage of the information retrieved by technology-based online education in order to improve instruction, such as learning analytics. This study explores the applicability of learning analytics for prediction of development of two cross-curricular competencies – teamwork and commitment – based on the analysis of Moodle interaction data logs in a Master’s Degree program at Universidad a Distancia de Madrid (UDIMA) where the students were education professionals. The results from the study question the suitability of a general interaction-based approach and show no relation between online activity indicators and teamwork and commitment acquisition. The discussion of results includes multiple recommendations for further research on this topic.

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Item ID: 40951
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/40951/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:40951
DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2014.09.065
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0747563214005238
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 14 Jun 2016 16:40
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2017 22:30
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