Observing Learner Engagement on Mind Mapping Activities Using Learning Analytics
Research on learner engagement has increased in recent years arguing that it favors academic success. Teachers want their learners to engage in meaningful learning activities, like mind mapping, but they lack clues for observing their engagement along the activity. In this paper, we propose indicators of behavioural and cognitive dimensions of learner engagement for mind mapping activities based on interaction traces. Our indicators have been defined from final mind maps as well as from the mind mapping processes. We discuss implications for the observation of learner engagement in learning activities similar to mind mapping.
KeywordsEngagement Indicators Mind map Learning Analytics
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