Monitoring student progress using virtual appliances: a case study

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dc.contributor.author Romero-Zaldivar, Vicente-Arturo
dc.contributor.author Pardo Sánchez, Abelardo
dc.contributor.author Burgos, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Delgado Kloos, Carlos
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-28T09:29:05Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-28T09:29:05Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Computers & Education (2012). 58 (4), 1058–1067
dc.identifier.issn 0360-1315
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/19207
dc.description.abstract The interactions that students have with each other, with the instructors, and with educational resources are valuable indicators of the effectiveness of a learning experience. The increasing use of information and communication technology allows these interactions to be recorded so that analytic or mining techniques are used to gain a deeper understanding of the learning process and propose improvements. But with the increasing variety of tools being used, monitoring student progress is becoming a challenge. The paper answers two questions. The first one is how feasible is to monitor the learning activities occurring in a student personal workspace. The second is how to use the recorded data for the prediction of student achievement in a course. To address these research questions, the paper presents the use of virtual appliances, a fully functional computer simulated over a regular one and configured with all the required tools needed in a learning experience. Students carry out activities in this environment in which a monitoring scheme has been previously configured. A case study is presented in which a comprehensive set of observations were collected. The data is shown to have significant correlation with student academic achievement thus validating the approach to be used as a prediction mechanism. Finally a prediction model is presented based on those observations with the highest correlation.
dc.description.sponsorship Work partially funded by the Learn3 project (“Plan Nacional de IþDþI” TIN2008-05163/TSI), TELMA Project (“Plan Avanza”, TSI-020110-2009-85), and the “Emadrid: Investigación y desarrollo de tecnologías para el e-learning en la Comunidad de Madrid” project (S2009/TIC-1650).
dc.format.extent 10 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
dc.subject.other Educational data mining
dc.subject.other Learning analytics
dc.subject.other Virtual appliances
dc.subject.other Educational systems
dc.subject.other Predictive systems
dc.title Monitoring student progress using virtual appliances: a case study
dc.type article
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2011.12.003
dc.subject.eciencia Telecomunicaciones
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.compedu.2011.12.003
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. S2009/TIC-1650/E-MADRID
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1058
dc.identifier.publicationissue 4
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 1067
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Computers and Education
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 58
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000009851
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