The impact of social performance visualization on students

Mohammad Hassan Falakmasir, Ihan Hsiao, Luca Mazzola, Nancy Grant, Peter Brusilovsky

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Abstract

Over the last 10 years two major research directions explored the benefits of visualizing student learning progress. One stream of research on learning performance visualization attempts to build a visual presentation of students' learning progress, targeting the needs of instructors and academic advisors. The other stream of research on Open Student Modeling (OSM) attempts to visualize the state of individual student's knowledge and present the visualization directly to the student. The results of the studies in that area show that, presenting students with basic representation of their knowledge will result in facilitating their metacognitive activities and promoting self-reflection and awareness. This paper tries to study the impact of a more sophisticated form of performance visualization on students. We believe that our visualization tool can positively influence students by granting them the opportunity to get a view of their performance in the content of the class progress. Moreover, we tried to boost their motivation by building a positive sense of competition using a representation of average class performance. In this paper we present study comparing two groups of students, one using the visualization and another without visualization. The results of the study shows that: 1) the students are likely to use the social visualization tool during the whole semester to monitor their progress in comparison with their peers; 2) the visualization tool encourages students to use the learning materials in a more continuous manner during the whole semester and 3) students will achieve a higher success rate in answering self-assessment quizzes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2012
Pages565-569
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2012 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Jul 4 2012Jul 6 2012

Other

Other12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2012
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period7/4/127/6/12

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Keywords

  • Information Visualization
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Open Student Modeling
  • Self-Assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Education

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Falakmasir, M. H., Hsiao, I., Mazzola, L., Grant, N., & Brusilovsky, P. (2012). The impact of social performance visualization on students. In Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2012 (pp. 565-569). [6268178] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2012.218

The impact of social performance visualization on students. / Falakmasir, Mohammad Hassan; Hsiao, Ihan; Mazzola, Luca; Grant, Nancy; Brusilovsky, Peter.

Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2012. 2012. p. 565-569 6268178.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Falakmasir, MH, Hsiao, I, Mazzola, L, Grant, N & Brusilovsky, P 2012, The impact of social performance visualization on students. in Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2012., 6268178, pp. 565-569, 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2012, Rome, Italy, 7/4/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2012.218
Falakmasir MH, Hsiao I, Mazzola L, Grant N, Brusilovsky P. The impact of social performance visualization on students. In Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2012. 2012. p. 565-569. 6268178 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2012.218
Falakmasir, Mohammad Hassan ; Hsiao, Ihan ; Mazzola, Luca ; Grant, Nancy ; Brusilovsky, Peter. / The impact of social performance visualization on students. Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2012. 2012. pp. 565-569
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