Nudging by Predicting: A Case Study

Niels Heller, François Bry

Abstract

Nudging students to a better learning is a common practice among teachers of small classes which is impossible in large classes. Indeed, no teacher has enough time for giving individual feedback to several tens or hundred students, let alone be sufficiently aware of the progress and difficulties of each of them. This article reports on a case study using computed individual predictions for sustaining the motivation of large class’ audiences thus nudging them to a better learning. More precisely, this article reports on a case study in which students are given individual predictions of their withdrawal, or “skipping”, and examination performances with the aim of increasing their participation to classes and to homework. A real-life evaluation of the approach in a computer sicence course points to both its effectiveness and its positive reception by students.

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Heller N. and Bry F. (2019). Nudging by Predicting: A Case Study.In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-367-4, pages 236-243. DOI: 10.5220/0007680102360243


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu19,
author={Niels Heller and François Bry},
title={Nudging by Predicting: A Case Study},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2019},
pages={236-243},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007680102360243},
isbn={978-989-758-367-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Nudging by Predicting: A Case Study
SN - 978-989-758-367-4
AU - Heller N.
AU - Bry F.
PY - 2019
SP - 236
EP - 243
DO - 10.5220/0007680102360243