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Designing a learning analytics dashboard for Twitter-facilitated teaching

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posted on 2021-05-21, 15:06 authored by Anatoliy Gruzd, Nadia Conroy
Social media sites are increasingly being adopted to support teaching practice in higher education. Learning Analytics (LA) dashboards can be used to reveal how students engage with course material and others in the class. However, research on the best practices of designing, developing, and evaluating such dashboards to support teaching and learning with social media has been limited. Considering the increasing use of Twitter for both formal and informal learning processes, this paper presents our design process and a LA prototype dashboard developed based on a comprehensive literature review and an online survey among 54 higher education instructors who have used Twitter in their teaching. Keywords : Learning analytics, teaching, dashboards, survey