Using Learner Analytics to Identify and Promote Effective Teaching Practices

Wednesday, April 11 | 2:45PM–3:05PM
Session Type: Professional Development

UMBC's most active LMS course requires students to pass preclass quizzes before accessing and submitting later assignments. Consequently, student activity has skyrocketed, and scores are 20% higher on the department's common final exam. In this presentation, we'll show how learner analytics helped identify this course and how sharing student LMS activity reports among faculty helps promote effective teaching practices and practitioners. Participants will understand how to (1) identify where students are congregating in an online course, (2) correlate student activity to performance (this assumes that activity can be a proxy for engagement), and (3) promote effective practices and practitioners to support faculty development in authentic learning communities.