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A hybrid method for the analysis of learner behaviour in active learning environments

Pahl, Claus (2007) A hybrid method for the analysis of learner behaviour in active learning environments. In: Esnault, L., (ed.) Web-Based Education and Pedagogical Technologies. IGI Global, pp. 89-101. ISBN 978-1-59904-525-2

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Abstract

Software-mediated learning requires adjustments in the teaching and learning process. In particular active learning facilitated through interactive learning software differs from traditional instructor-oriented, classroom-based teaching. We present behaviour analysis techniques for Web-mediated learning. Motivation, acceptance of the learning approach and technology, learning organisation and actual tool usage are aspects of behaviour that require different analysis techniques to be used. A hybrid method based on a combination of survey methods and Web usage mining techniques can provide accurate and comprehensive analysis results. These techniques allow us to evaluate active learning approaches implemented in form of Web tutorials.

Item Type:Book Section
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Interactive Tutorial; World-Wide Web; Courseware; Learning Behaviour; Formative Evaluation; Empirical Methods; Web Usage Mining
Subjects:Social Sciences > Educational technology
Computer Science > Software engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Publisher:IGI Global
Official URL:http://www.igi-global.com/book/web-based-education-pedagogical-technologies/1056
Copyright Information:© 2007 IGI GLobal
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17229
Deposited On:10 Sep 2012 16:15 by Claus Pahl. Last Modified 10 Sep 2012 16:15

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