Data Storytelling editor: A teacher-centred tool for customising learning analytics dashboard narratives

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Dashboards are increasingly used in education to provide teachers and students with insights into learning. Yet, existing dashboards are often criticised for their failure to provide the contextual information or explanations necessary to help students interpret these data. Data Storytelling (DS) is emerging as an alternative way to communicate insights providing guidance and context to facilitate students' interpretations. However, while data stories have proven effective in prompting students' reflections, to date, it has been necessary for researchers to craft the stories rather than enabling teachers to do this by themselves. This can make this approach more feasible and scalable while also respecting teachers' agency. Based on the notion of DS, this paper presents a DS editor for teachers. A study was conducted in two universities to examine whether the editor could enable teachers to create stories adapted to their learning designs. Results showed that teachers appreciated how the tool enabled them to contextualise automated feedback to their teaching needs, generating data stories to support student reflection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLAK 2024 Conference Proceedings - The Fourteenth International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge
EditorsSrecko Joksimovic, Andrew Zamecnik
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9798400716188
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2024
EventInternational Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference 2024 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 18 Mar 202422 Mar 2024
Conference number: 14th (Conference Proceedings) (LAK 2024 Workshop Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference 2024
Abbreviated titleLAK 2024
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  • data storytelling
  • LA Dashboards
  • teacher-centered tool

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