Educational analytics on the online open courseware of an academic speaking skills course

2018-05-13
Analytics as one of the recent fields in technology-based learning offers many benefits to educators, instructors, and administrators to improve the efficiency and quality of alternative educational materials through tracking and storing students’ log data on web platforms over an extended period of time. This descriptive, quantitative study investigates students’ log data retrieved from the open courseware specifically launched for a required academic English speaking skills course offered at Middle East Technical University in Turkey with the aim of enhancing the quality and efficiency of the materials available for the course. By understanding students’ behaviors on this online courseware, this study also aims to provide useful practical hints to the instructors and guide them to act on future decisions. The analyzed data is based on learner behavior with a specific emphasis on average view duration, likes and dislikes, and comments. This study can serve as a starting point to guide and provide the instructors and administrators about the future of the aforementioned course which is also offered in a rotational hybrid learning format.
GlobELT 2018 Conference :An International Conference on Teaching and Learning English as an Additional Language, May 10-13, 2018

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Citation Formats
S. Balbay, “Educational analytics on the online open courseware of an academic speaking skills course,” presented at the GlobELT 2018 Conference :An International Conference on Teaching and Learning English as an Additional Language, May 10-13, 2018, Belgrade, Serbia, 2018, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/87252.