Scheduled System Maintenance:
On May 6th, single article purchases and IEEE account management will be unavailable from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET (12:00 - 21:00 UTC). We apologize for the inconvenience.
By Topic

Visualising Virtual Learning Environments: Case Studies of the Website Exploration Tool

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Pascual-Cid, V. ; Barcelona Media - Innovation Centre, Univ. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain ; Vigentini, L. ; Quixal, M.

In this paper we describe the long term evaluation of the Website Exploration Tool (WET), an exploratory system for visualising web data, through the assessment of two Virtual Learning Environments (VLE). VLEs provide log files that can be studied with web mining techniques to understand the behaviour of the students and consequently improve the pedagogy. However, statistical metrics are not always easy to interpret for the educators, which suggests the need to develop novel approaches for the easy discovery of usage patterns. The integration of WET in the assessment process of two VLEs gave us the opportunity to conduct long-term case studies that supported the evaluation of the visual approaches used in our tool. Our main contributions are the description of the benefits of such approaches for the analysis of VLEs as well as recommended features for supporting this task, and a summary of the main findings from our case studies.

Published in:

Information Visualisation (IV), 2010 14th International Conference

Date of Conference:

26-29 July 2010