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    Visualisation and analysis of students’ interaction data in exploratory learning environments

    Mavrikis, M. and Zhu, Z. and Gutierrez-Santos, Sergio and Poulovassilis, Alexandra (2015) Visualisation and analysis of students’ interaction data in exploratory learning environments. In: UNSPECIFIED (ed.) Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web. New York, U.S.: Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 1419-1424. ISBN 9781450334730. (Submitted)

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    Abstract

    Log files from adaptive Exploratory Learning Environments can contain prohibitively large quantities of data for visualisation and analysis. Moreover, it is hard to know in advance what data is required for analytical purposes. Using a microworld for secondary algebra as a case study, we discuss how students' interaction data can be transformed into a data warehouse in order to allow its visualisation and exploration using online analytical processing (OLAP) tools. We also present some additional, more targeted, visualisations of the students' interaction data. We demonstrate the possibilities that these visualisations provide for exploratory data analysis, enabling confirmation or contradiction of expectations that pedagogical experts may have about the system and ultimately providing both empirical evidence and insights for its further development.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: WWW '15 24th International World Wide Web Conference - Florence, Italy — May 18 - 22, 2015
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): exploratory learning environments, analysis, visualisation
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Computer Science and Information Systems
    Research Centre: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for, Bioinformatics, Bloomsbury Centre for, Birkbeck Knowledge Lab
    Depositing User: Alexandra Poulovassilis
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2016 10:10
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2019 08:29
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14036

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