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Searching For Indicators In Educational Processes Through The Use Of A Learning Management System

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DATA030481

Volume

29

Pages

12

Published

2003

Size

600 kb

Author(s)

L. Colazzo & A. Molinari

Abstract

Searching for indicators in educational processes through the use of a Learning Management System L. Colazzo & A. Molinari University of Trento Department of of Computer and Management Sciences, Italy Abstract Learning processes carried out using ICT leave behind different types of identifying marks or "tracks" in computer systems in general and particularly in the log files of Web servers, the most commonly used system. Our starting assumption is that the study of these traces is essential in order to verify the efficacy and efficiency of these learning processes. In this paper we present the problems found in gathering the data required to analyse such learning processes, and also transforming this data for a multidimensional analysis. With this in mind we built a Learning Management System (LMS) to carry out the distance learning activities of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Trento, and adapted it to our research interests. We also present the multidimensional cube created by

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