Quantum of Choice: How learners’ feedback monitoring decisions, goals and self-regulated learning skills are related

I. Jivet, Jacqueline Wong, M. Scheffel, Manuel Valle Torre, M.M. Specht, H.J. Drachsler

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Abstract

Learning analytics dashboards (LADs) are designed as feedback tools for learners, but until recently, learners rarely have had a say in how LADs are designed and what information they receive through LADs. To overcome this shortcoming, we have developed a customisable LAD for Coursera MOOCs on which learners can set goals and choose indicators to monitor. Following a mixed-methods approach, we analyse 401 learners’ indicator selection behaviour in order to understand the decisions they make on the LAD and whether learner goals and self-regulated learning skills influence these decisions. We found that learners overwhelmingly chose indicators about completed activities. Goals are not associated with indicator selection behaviour, while help-seeking skills predict learners’ choice of monitoring their engagement in discussions and time management skills predict learners’ interest in procrastination indicators. The findings have implications for our understanding of learners’ use of LADs and their design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLAK21 Conference Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationThe impact we make: The contributions of learning analytics to learning
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages416-427
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-8935-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021
Event11th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference - Online, Irvine, United States
Duration: 12 Apr 202116 Apr 2021
Conference number: 11
https://www.solaresearch.org/events/lak/lak21/

Conference

Conference11th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference
Abbreviated titleLAK21
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityIrvine
Period12/04/2116/04/21
Internet address

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