Applying Learning Analytics in Problem-Based Learning Engineering Semester Projects

Evangelia Triantafyllou, Emmanouil Xylakis, Maria Zotou, Efthimios Tambouris, Konstantinos Tarabanis

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Abstrakt

Learning Analytics (LA) aims to improve the learning process by analysing learning data, and communicating the results of this analysis to both educators and learners. LA has been employed in a few cases for improving Problem Based Learning (PBL) courses but the literature has yet to discuss how PBL project work could benefit by LA. This paper presents a novel approach for enhancing PBL with LA in order to produce a new educational paradigm (PBL_LA). This paper presents a trial that took place in an engineering study in order to draw evidence-based conclusions on the PBL_LA approach. The trial run during one semester and aimed at introducing LA in PBL semester projects. For this trial, we adapted a set of software tools for supporting PBL_LA to Moodle, which is a Learning Management System (LMS), and its analytics tools. In this paper, we present this adaptation and some preliminary results of the trial. Finally, we discuss the potential of the PBL_LA approach for improving learning and teaching in this kind of engineering PBL projects.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 46th SEFI Annual Conference 2018 : Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Engineering Education Excellence
ForlagTechnical University of Denmark (DTU)
Publikationsdato2018
Sider1328-1335
ISBN (Trykt)978-2-87352-016-8
StatusUdgivet - 2018
Begivenhed46th SEFI Annual Conference: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Engineering Education Excellence - DTU , København, Danmark
Varighed: 17 sep. 201821 sep. 2018
Konferencens nummer: 46
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Konference

Konference46th SEFI Annual Conference
Nummer46
LokationDTU
LandDanmark
ByKøbenhavn
Periode17/09/201821/09/2018
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    Triantafyllou, E., Xylakis, E., Zotou, M., Tambouris, E., & Tarabanis, K. (2018). Applying Learning Analytics in Problem-Based Learning Engineering Semester Projects. I Proceedings of the 46th SEFI Annual Conference 2018: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Engineering Education Excellence (s. 1328-1335). Technical University of Denmark (DTU).