(Dis)Engagement matters: Identifying efficacious learning practices with multimodal learning analytics

Marcelo Worsley*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

12 Scopus citations

Abstract

Video analysis is a staple of the education research community. For many contemporary education researchers, participation in the video coding process serves as a rite of passage. However, recent developments in multimodal learning analytics May help to accelerate and enhance this process by providing researchers with a more nuanced glimpse into a set of learning experiences. As an example of how to use multimodal learning analytics towards these ends, this paper includes a preliminary analysis from 54 college students, who completed two engineering design tasks in pairs. Gesture, speech and electro-dermal activation data were collected as students completed these tasks. The gesture data was used to learn a set of canonical clusters (N=4). A decision tree was trained based on individual students’ cluster frequencies, and pre-post learning gains. The nodes in the decision tree were then used to identify a subset of video segments that were human coded based on prior work in learning analytics and engineering design. The combination of machine learning and human inference helps elucidate the practices that seem to correlate with student learning. In particular, both engagement and disengagement seem to correlate with student learning, albeit in a somewhat nuanced fashion.

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
Pages365-369
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

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

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

Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Engineering design
  • Gesture
  • Qualitative analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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