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Do students really want to know? Investigating the relationship between learning analytics dashboards and student motivation

By D. Toohey, T. McGill, C. Berkelaar, A. Kadekodi, D. Kaminska, M. Lianto and N. Power

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Aim/Purpose: The aim of this project was to explore the perceptions of information technology students about student-facing learning analytics dashboards that display ranking information, and whether they perceive that their motivation to study would be influenced by the use of dashboards that display their performance relative to other students. Background: While there has been a focus on the use of learning analytics dashboards by academics to inform their teaching, there has not been as much exploration of the use of student-facing dashboards, nor on the effect that students believe these dashboards will have on their motivation to study. Methodology: The research surveyed students enrolled in Information Technology courses at an Australian university. Data about students’ academic motivation was gathered using a short, online survey. Contribution: The paper adds to knowledge of the impact on students of student-facing learning analytics dashboards

Year: 2019
OAI identifier: oai:researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au:55466
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