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Improving Student Engagement Through Visualization of Course Activities

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dc.contributor.advisor McCuaig, Dr. Judi Vermeulen, Alexandra E. 2014-09-16T15:52:10Z 2014-09-16T15:52:10Z 2014-08 2014-08-29 2014-09-16
dc.description.abstract E-learning is becoming increasingly popular in post-secondary education. However, the engagement levels in an online learning environment remain lower that those in a traditional classroom. This study explores an approach to im- proving engagement levels in e-learning without the need for extensive student modelling. A Moodle plug-in was created to introduce the aspects of peer competition, comparison, and self progress monitoring. Log data was used to examine any changes in engagement due to the addition of the plug-in. Statis- tical analysis was inconclusive as to whether or not engagement was improved. However, feedback from the participants was positive and clustering of the data revealed trends that could be incorporated into future iterations of the experi- ment. The researcher feels that a repeat of either this, or a similar experiment carried out in an experimental environment rather than a classroom may yield better quantitative evaluations. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject e-learning en_US
dc.subject enagement en_US
dc.subject motivation en_US
dc.subject moodle plug-in en_US
dc.subject information visualization en_US
dc.subject peer comparison en_US
dc.title Improving Student Engagement Through Visualization of Course Activities en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Computer Science en_US Master of Science en_US School of Computer Science en_US
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