Interactive surfaces and Learning Analytics: data, orchestration aspects, pedagogical uses and challenges

Martinez Maldonado Roberto, Bertrand Schneider, Sven Charleer, Simon Buckingham Shum, Joris Klerkx, Erik Duval

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Abstract

The proliferation of varied types of multi-user interactive surfaces (such as digital whiteboards, tabletops and tangible interfaces) is opening a new range of applications in face-to-face (f2f) contexts. They offer unique opportunities for Learning Analytics (LA) by facilitating multi-user sensemaking of automatically captured digital footprints of students' f2f interactions. This paper presents an analysis of current research exploring learning analytics associated with the use of surface devices. We use a framework to analyse our first-hand experiences, and the small number of related deployments according to four dimensions: The orchestration aspects involved; the phases of the pedagogical practice that are supported; the target actors; and the levels of iteration of the LA process. The contribution of the paper is twofold: 1) a synthesis of conclusions that identify the degree of maturity, challenges and pedagogical opportunities of the existing applications of learning analytics and interactive surfaces; and 2) an analysis framework that can be used to characterise the design space of similar areas and LA applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLAK ’16 Conference Proceedings
EditorsShane Dawson, Hendrik Drachsler, Carolyn Penstein Rose
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages124-133
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450341905
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference 2016 - University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Apr 201629 Apr 2016
Conference number: 6th
http://lak16.solaresearch.org/

Conference

ConferenceInternational Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference 2016
Abbreviated titleLAK 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period25/04/1629/04/16
Internet address

Keywords

  • Awareness
  • Dashboard
  • Design
  • Face-to-face
  • Groupware
  • Studies in the wild
  • Visualisations

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