Development of a Method to Visualize the Approximate Synchronization Ratio of a Teaching Material Clickstream in Class
Authors: Konomu Dobashi
Abstract: This study proposes a method for a large number of university students to analyze the synchronization ratio in opening teaching materials in classes using Moodle learning management system (LMS) and online teaching materials. Furthermore, this research analyzes the results in terms of both educational technology and ergonomics and discusses the improvement in the interaction between teachers and learners. Learners’ reactions are influenced not only by the teacher's instructions, but also by various factors such as the quality of the content, the method of presenting the teaching materials, the performance of the software, and the performance of the monitor screen. Therefore, using the proposed method, the analysis was limited to the clickstream of the teaching material accumulated in the LMS. The time-series cross-section displays the synchronization ratio of teaching materials in the class in graphs and tables at intervals of between 1 and 5 minutes. Moreover, since the synchronization ratio is based on the time-series cross-section for each learner, one can observe the synchronized learners, the learners who open the teaching materials late, and the learners who never open the teaching materials.
Keywords: sync ratio, online teaching materials, lesson improvement, click stream, Moodle, time-series, cross-section, visualization
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