PER Seminar - 3/2 (Gerd Kortemeyer)

Date: 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

1400 Biomedical and Physical Sciences

It’s all in the data! But what is it? 
Gerd Kortemeyer, MSU, kortemey@msu.edu

Even without being “massive,” online course components produce vast amounts of data: accesses, submissions, transactions, discussions, navigation - down to one-second resolution for every student, already transcribed and contextualized. Before “Learning Analytics” became a buzzword for campus administrators and redefined into what more correctly may be characterized as “Academic Analytics” (i.e., an analysis of customer progress through a palette of educational products towards a degree), transactions within courses were analyzed as a unique window into student learning. Over the last 15 years, what have we found in the data streams generated by our learning content management and assessment system LON-CAPA with respect to learning effectiveness, student behavior, and success factors?