Indicators of engagement
Colin Beer, Ken Clark, Central Queensland University, Australia ; David Jones, Independent Scholar, Australia
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference, Publisher: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Student engagement has become synonymous with the measurement of teaching and learning quality at universities. The almost global adoption of learning management systems as a technical solution to e-learning within universities and their ability to record and track user behaviour provides the academy with an unprecedented opportunity to harness captured data relating to student engagement. This is an exploratory study that aims to show how data from learning management systems can be used as an indicator of student engagement and how patterns in the data have changed with CQUniversity's recent adoption of Moodle as its single learning management system.
Beer, C., Clark, K. & Jones, D. (2010). Indicators of engagement. In Proceedings of ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2010 (pp. 75-86). Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education.