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Title: Beyond marks: new tools to visualise student engagement via social networks.
Authors: Badge, Joanne L.
Saunders, Neil F.W.
Cann, Alan James
First Published: 3-Feb-2012
Publisher: Co-Action Publishing on behalf of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT)
Citation: Research in Learning Technology, 2012, 20, 16283.
Abstract: Evidence shows that engaged students perform better academically than disinterested students. Measurement of engagement with education is difficult and imprecise, especially in large student cohorts. Traditional measurements such as summary statistics derived from assessment are crude secondary measures of engagement at best and do not provide much support for educators to work with students and curate engagement during teaching periods. We have used academic-related student contributions to a public social network as a proxy for engagement. Statistical summaries and novel data visualisation tools provide subtle and powerful insights into online student peer networks. Analysis of data collected shows that network visualisation can be an important curation tool for educators interested in cultivating student engagement.
DOI Link: 10.3402/rlt.v20i0/16283
ISSN: 2156-7069
eISSN: 2156-7077
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: © 2012 J.L. Badge et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)" license ( permitting use, reuse, distribution and transmission, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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