Educational Data and Learning Analytics in KazNU MOOCs Platform

  • Ye. S. Alimzhanov University of International Business,
  • M. Ye. Mansurova al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Abstract

The initial hype around massive open online courses (MOOCs) already subsided, but the number of new learners in MOOCs platforms is still growing. Due to low completion rates in the MOOCs compared to enrolled students it is important to establish and validate quality standards for these courses. Employing of educational data and learning analytics to improve lesson plans and course delivery become an innovative approach for teachers, curriculum developers and policy makers in education. Learning analytics of online courses can be also used for enhancement of classroom teaching by blending online and face-to-face learning models.
This work presents some observations about the behavior of students, obtained by analyzing the data generated during delivery of 13 MOOCs. Besides classification of learners by analysis their activity data, other interesting characteristics about platform learners like demographic, gender and level of education are described. The results indicate that the quality of interpersonal interaction within a course relates positively and significantly to student scores.

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Published
2018-12-22
How to Cite
ALIMZHANOV, Ye. S.; MANSUROVA, M. Ye.. Educational Data and Learning Analytics in KazNU MOOCs Platform. Journal of Mathematics, Mechanics and Computer Science, [S.l.], v. 99, n. 3, p. 106-115, dec. 2018. ISSN 1563-0277. Available at: <http://bm.kaznu.kz/index.php/kaznu/article/view/520>. Date accessed: 20 jan. 2019.
Keywords MOOCs, learning analytics, educational data, online learning, blended learning