A Learning Analytics Tool for Usability Assessment in Moodle Environments

Gianni Fenu, Mirko Marras, Massimiliano Meles

Abstract


The use of analytics technologies is increasingly successful in the e-learning domain. In this paper, we propose a novel model aiming at evaluating usability of interfaces adopted by Learning Management Systems and Massive Open Online Courses platforms based on the comparison between desktop and mobile versions, using specific native indicators. The indicators obtained from log files typically tracked by the e-learning platforms are defined as comparable scores. Then, to put the model into practice, we implemented it into Moodle LMS as a preliminary case study. This contribution promises to reduce both time and cost for quality assessment of user interfaces in the e-learning domain, while ensuring adaptability to different platforms.

Keywords


Learning Analytics; Mobile Learning; Learning Management Systems; Usability Evaluation; Moodle

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.20368/1971-8829/1388



Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society | ISSN (online) 1971 - 8829 | ISSN (paper) 1826 - 6223 © 2017 Je-LKS - Italian e-Learning Association (SIe-L).