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D. Rajanen, M. Rajanen (2022) Student-Centred Design of Learning Dashboards, EDULEARN22 Proceedings, pp. 5441-5450. doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2022.1288

Student-centred design of learning dashboards

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Author: Rajanen, Dorina1; Rajanen, Mikko1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu (FINLAND)
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: International Association of Technology, Education and Development, 2022
Publish Date: 2023-01-31


This paper presents preliminary ideas, process and results related to the design of a learning analytics dashboard for supporting student engagement with learning during a course. Understanding students’ needs is important in designing effective learning analytics dashboards. Thus, the design should follow a user-centred or student-centred approach as understanding the needs of the user represents a significant part of the first stage in a user-centred design approach. Students needs are defined in relation to students’ activities and context of use of the system to be designed. A learning analytics dashboard (LAD) is designed to support students’ learning in a course scenario. Students needs are conceptualized based on literature and collected evidence. Among other things, students need meaningful feedback on their performance in various study tasks and support of progression of studies. These student wishes are discussed in what follows from the perspective of LAD design. The paper proposes a student-centred, theory-driven design framework for eliciting and including the students’ needs in the design. Implications for design and pedagogical practice and research are discussed.

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Series: EDULEARN proceedings
ISSN: 2340-1125
ISSN-E: 2340-1117
ISSN-L: 2340-1125
ISBN: 978-84-09-42484-9
Pages: 5441 - 5450
DOI: 10.21125/edulearn.2022.1288
Host publication: EDULEARN22 Proceedings
Host publication editor: Gómez Chova, Luis
López Martínez, Agustín
Lees, Joanna
Conference: International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
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