Dimensional morphing interface for dynamic learning evaluation

Valentina Franzoni, Paolo Mengoni, Alfredo Milani

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Abstract

In this paper an innovative dynamic dimensional morphing metaphor is introduced to monitor students' engagement and cohort dynamic. Teachers using eLearning monitoring tools find them usually lacking usability and inadequate to give productive feedback about their learning designs. Learning analytics tools mostly focus on after course analysis with the assumption that user competence in data analysis is high. The tool we propose is based on visual interface morphing: reshaping of the interface elements, such as learning objects' links and icons, is put in place to reflect some key performance indicators of learners' activities. Quantitative and temporal analytics data, aggregated using various functions, is used to present animated enhanced information to teachers. Experiments for the assessment of the effectiveness of the proposed tool has been conducted on data from higher education courses. Through logs' analysis and teachers' questionnaires the usability and validity of the proposed metaphor has been assessed. The proposed tool outperforms traditional monitoring techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 22nd International Conference Information Visualisation
Subtitle of host publicationBiomedical Visualization, Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments and Geometric Modelling and Imaging, IV 2018
EditorsJoao Moura Pires, Nuno Miguel Soares Datia, Giuseppe Polese, Marco Temperini, Filippo Sciarrone, Michele Risi, Gilles Venturini, Tania Di Mascio, Rocco Zaccagnino, Vincenzo Deufemia, Delfina Malandrino, Paloma Diaz, Antonio Fernandez Anta, Ebad Banissi, Theodor G. Wyeld, Muhammad Sarfraz, Fatma Bouali, Mark W. McK. Bannatyne, Fragkiskos Papadopoulo, Ugo Erra, Veronica Rossano, Anna Ursyn, Alfredo Cuzzocrea, Rita Francese
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages332-337
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538672020
ISBN (Print)9781538672037
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018
Event22nd International Conference Information Visualisation - Biomedical Visualization, Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments and Geometric Modelling and Imaging, IV 2018 - Fisciano, Salerno, Italy
Duration: 10 Jul 201813 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of International Conference Information Visualisation (IV)
ISSN (Print)1550-6037
ISSN (Electronic)2375-0138

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference Information Visualisation - Biomedical Visualization, Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments and Geometric Modelling and Imaging, IV 2018
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityFisciano, Salerno
Period10/07/1813/07/18

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Information Systems
  • Media Technology
  • Modelling and Simulation

User-Defined Keywords

  • eLearning
  • Learner monitoring
  • Learning design evaluation
  • Usability
  • Visual interfaces

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