Connecting the Dots: Using the Learning Dashboard to Find Problems in a Course

One advantage of online learning is the learning data it generates which, if presented effectively, reveals actionable insights that lead to better course design and improved learning outcomes.

Acrobatiq’s Learning Dashboard, for example, provides instructors with real-time information about how students are doing in a class and where they fall on the learning curve.

Dr. Benny Johnson, director of research and development at Acrobatiq, says instructional designers and faculty have several ways to take advantage of dashboard elements like graphs and charts. Here are a few that allow instructors to quickly see and diagnose a problem.

Use the graph to quickly identify struggling students

A scatter plot graph is one of the main elements of the newest version of the Acrobatiq Learning Dashboard. The x-axis of the scatter plot graph displays how much work has been done in a course, while the y-axis represents how much a student has learned. This learning estimate is generated by Acrobatiq’s analytics engine and based on a student’s performance on assessments and other activities.

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