Analyzing multimodal multichannel data about self-regulated learning with advanced learning technologies: issues and challenges

Roger Azevedo, Dragan Gašević

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    Analyzing multimodal multichannel data about self-regulated learning (SRL) obtained during the use of advanced learning technologies such as intelligent tutoring systems, serious games, hypermedia, and immersive virtual learning environments is key to understanding the interplay among cognitive, affective, metacognitive, and social processes and their impact on learning, problem solving, reasoning, and conceptual understanding in learners of all ages and contexts. In this special issue of Computers in Human Behavior, we report six studies conducted by interdisciplinary teams’ use of various trace methodologies such as eye tracking, log-files, physiological data, facial expressions of emotions, screen recordings, concurrent think-alouds, and linguistic analyses of discourse. The research studies focus on how these data were analyzed using a combination of traditional statistical techniques as well as educational data-mining procedures to detect, measure, and infer cognitive, metacognitive, and social processes related to regulating the self and others across several tasks, domains, ages, and contexts. The results of these studies point to future work necessitating interdisciplinary researchers’ collaboration to use theoretically based and empirically derived approaches to collecting, measuring, and modeling multimodal multichannel SRL data to extend our current models, frameworks, and theories by making them more predictive by elucidating the nature, complexity, and temporality of underlying processes. Lastly, analyses of multimodal multichannel SRL process data can significantly augment advanced learning technologies by providing real-time, intelligent, adaptive, individualized scaffolding and feedback to address learners’ self-regulatory needs.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)207-210
    Number of pages4
    JournalComputers in Human Behavior
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019

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