A framework for developing metrics of youth engagement in informal learning environments

Denise Nacu, Jennifer Baltes, Taha Hamid, Jonathan Gemmell, Nichole Pinkard

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Abstract

This paper proposes a framework which aims to leverage data from informal learning environments to provide insights about youth engagement for various stakeholders. To explore the framework, we created metrics to examine the engagement of 98 middle school-aged girls during a 20-week STEM program using attendance records and log data from an online learning platform coded to reflect 21st century learning activities. We present preliminary analyses using the metrics, focusing on how they can help stakeholders understand engagement and equity of participation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge
Subtitle of host publicationTowards User-Centred Learning Analytics, LAK 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages310-314
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450364003
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 7 2018
Event8th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, LAK 2018 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: Mar 5 2018Mar 9 2018

Other

Other8th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, LAK 2018
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period3/5/183/9/18

Keywords

  • Engagement
  • Informal learning
  • Learning analytics
  • Log analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

Cite this

Nacu, D., Baltes, J., Hamid, T., Gemmell, J., & Pinkard, N. (2018). A framework for developing metrics of youth engagement in informal learning environments. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge: Towards User-Centred Learning Analytics, LAK 2018 (pp. 310-314). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3170358.3170393
Nacu, Denise ; Baltes, Jennifer ; Hamid, Taha ; Gemmell, Jonathan ; Pinkard, Nichole. / A framework for developing metrics of youth engagement in informal learning environments. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge: Towards User-Centred Learning Analytics, LAK 2018. Association for Computing Machinery, 2018. pp. 310-314
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A framework for developing metrics of youth engagement in informal learning environments. / Nacu, Denise; Baltes, Jennifer; Hamid, Taha; Gemmell, Jonathan; Pinkard, Nichole.

Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge: Towards User-Centred Learning Analytics, LAK 2018. Association for Computing Machinery, 2018. p. 310-314.

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Nacu D, Baltes J, Hamid T, Gemmell J, Pinkard N. A framework for developing metrics of youth engagement in informal learning environments. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge: Towards User-Centred Learning Analytics, LAK 2018. Association for Computing Machinery. 2018. p. 310-314 https://doi.org/10.1145/3170358.3170393