Social Learning Analytics applied in a MOOC-environment

In this paper we present an example of a Social Learning Analytics Tool to visualize real-time discussion activities in a MOOC environment. Practitioners and researchers can read how to implement and use such a SLA tool as a plugin in practice.

Due to the rise of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), both researchers and practitioners are exploring the potential of networked learning activities. In this paper from the field we will present in an example of a Social Learning Analytics Tool implemented in a MOOC. We will dive into practice and demonstrate how a collaboration between a teacher (Susan Voogd), a SLA developer (Chris Teplovs) and two researchers from the OUNL (Bieke Schreurs and Maarten de Laat) resulted in a SLA Tool to visualize real-time discussion activities.




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