Rob Reed hosted John Campbell’s talk about using analytics with Tablet PCs to anticipate student progress in courses at Purdue University. John offers a listenable description of how his project SIGNELS predicts accurately at 60 to 70 percent of about 90 percent of students in the project.
The project uses traditional observable student activity databases about learning. I like the signal system for giving feedback to students.
I wonder how results from John’s project compares for efficiency of learning with directly monitoring how people learn with Tablet and other mobile PCs?
Good podcast, Rob. Congrats, John, for your greater than chance predictions. I’ll continue to monitor your progress with interest.
Heiny, R. (2009). aLEAP Toward Automatic Learning Analysis with Tablet PCs Abstract (Updated). Posted by The Tablet PC In Education Blog, June 22, 2009, at 11:48 AM