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Developing Learning Analytics for TUT Circle

  • Anne-Maritta Tervakari
  • Jarno Marttila
  • Meri Kailanto
  • Jukka Huhtamäki
  • Juho Koro
  • Kirsi Silius
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 395)

Abstract

In this article, we introduce the concept of learning analytics in the context of TUT Circle, a social media enhanced web service for learning in use at Tampere University of Technology. Through three case studies, we apply the methods of learning analytics for insight into the bursty nature of learning activities, procrastination, peer learning, and co-operation between two academic tribes. We found learning analytics useful in providing information to improve the pedagogical practices of online courses, as well as the quality of web-based learning in general.

Keywords

Learning Analytics SNA Social Media in Learning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne-Maritta Tervakari
    • 1
  • Jarno Marttila
    • 1
  • Meri Kailanto
    • 1
  • Jukka Huhtamäki
    • 1
  • Juho Koro
    • 1
  • Kirsi Silius
    • 1
  1. 1.Hypermedia Laboratory, Department of MathematicsTampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland

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