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An empirical study of user perceived usefulness and preference of open learner model visualisations

conference contribution
posted on 01.01.2016, 00:00 authored by C Y Law, John Grundy, Rajesh VasaRajesh Vasa, Andrew CainAndrew Cain
Many higher education institutions have reformed their academic programmes to adopt unit learning outcomes. It is essential for effective learning management tools to support this fundamental transformation. We see the need for a tool that provides visualisations of Open Learner Models (OLM) and associated e-portfolio content to guide students in achieving intended learning outcomes, help evidence their learning and
keep them engaged in their study. OLMs surface the relationship between learning activities and tasks, formative and summative
assessment, and intended learning outcomes. We have developed
and validated a set of candidate visualisations for such OLMs. We report key findings from our study in terms of potential users’ feedback on our tool’s support for tracking learning progress against learning outcomes. Our findings can inform and refine learning management systems.

History

Event

Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing. Conference (2016 : Cambridge, England)

Pagination

1 - 5

Publisher

IEEE

Location

Cambridge, England

Place of publication

Piscataway, N.J.

Start date

04/09/2016

End date

08/09/2016

ISBN-13

9781509002528

Language

eng

Publication classification

E Conference publication; E1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2016, IEEE

Title of proceedings

VL/HCC 2016 : Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing