Helping Teachers to Help Students by Using an Open Learner Model

  • Blandine Ginon
  • Matthew D. Johnson
  • Ali Turker
  • Michael Kickmeier-Rust
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9891)


The benefits of Open Learner Model for learners have been widely demonstrated: supporting learning and metacognition, facilitating self-monitoring and planning, improving self-assessment skills… In this paper, we investigate the benefits of using an OLM for teachers. 10 teachers have been using the OLM in order to monitor their class in the context of a 12 day intensive course using the speed reading application Hizligo and involving 87 students. The OLM have been regularly used by teachers, using different visualisations, mainly in the aim to identify the strengths and weakness of both their class and their individual students. Teachers found the OLM easy to use and to understand and helpful for their teaching.


Open learner model Learning analytics Teaching analytics 



This project is supported by the European Commission (EC) under the Information Society Technology priority FP7 for R&D, contract 619762 LEA’s Box. This document does not represent the opinion of the EC and the EC is not responsible for any use that might be made of its contents.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Blandine Ginon
    • 1
  • Matthew D. Johnson
    • 1
  • Ali Turker
    • 2
  • Michael Kickmeier-Rust
    • 3
  1. 1.School of EngineeringUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK
  2. 2.SEBIT Education and Information TechnologiesAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Knowledge Technologies InstituteGraz UniversityGrazAustria

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