Real-Time Visual Analytics to Evaluate Online Collaboration

Tuesday, March 12 | 4:00PM–4:50PM | Room 552
Session Type: NC13
In this interactive session, participants will explore the use of learning analytics to improve the design and facilitation of online discussions. These emerging analytics tools provide real-time visual displays of information, allowing educators to quickly assess online interactions. The presenters will discuss the early efforts of a pilot project conducted using SNAPP, an open-source learning analytics tool that graphically displays discussion-board collaboration patterns. SNAPP's visual representations of data illustrate aspects of online interactions that are difficult to discern using display tools currently available through learning management systems.