Collecting and Analysing Learners Data in a Massive Open Online Course for Mathematics

Ana Azevedo, Marisa Oliveira, Alcinda Barreiras, Jose Azevedo, Graça Marcos, Hermínia Ferreira

Abstract

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are online courses with an unlimited number of participants and no entry requirements. Due to their massive and open nature, MOOCs have a high potential to offer access to education to millions of people worldwide. However, there are several challenges in MOOCs such as huge drop-out rates, improper automated assessments, diverse student engagement, and attention, etc. Learning Analytics is “the measurement, collection, analysis, and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environments in which it occurs” (Society of Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR)) which can help us to contain such issues. This paper presents an initial analysis, using descriptive analytics, of the students’ activity in a MOOC for Mathematics. The analysis allowed the developers of the course to better understand some of the limitations and also some of the strengths of the course in order to continuously adapt it to the users’ needs and interests.

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in Harvard Style

Azevedo A., Oliveira M., Barreiras A., Azevedo J., Marcos G. and Ferreira H. (2019). Collecting and Analysing Learners Data in a Massive Open Online Course for Mathematics.In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: A2E, ISBN 978-989-758-367-4, pages 681-688. DOI: 10.5220/0007905306810688


in Bibtex Style

@conference{a2e19,
author={Ana Azevedo and Marisa Oliveira and Alcinda Barreiras and Jose Azevedo and Graça Marcos and Hermínia Ferreira},
title={Collecting and Analysing Learners Data in a Massive Open Online Course for Mathematics},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: A2E,},
year={2019},
pages={681-688},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007905306810688},
isbn={978-989-758-367-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: A2E,
TI - Collecting and Analysing Learners Data in a Massive Open Online Course for Mathematics
SN - 978-989-758-367-4
AU - Azevedo A.
AU - Oliveira M.
AU - Barreiras A.
AU - Azevedo J.
AU - Marcos G.
AU - Ferreira H.
PY - 2019
SP - 681
EP - 688
DO - 10.5220/0007905306810688