The Coursetracking Module

The "coursetracking" module allows getting visual maps of the learning activity of participants on a course volume. The "coursetracker" is a tool for feedbacking the teacher upon content pragmatic use and pertinence.

The starting postulate on which this module development is based is that in eLearning situation, knowing the cognitive effectiveness of the resources used for a online course is not an evidence. The real measure of a content impact is harder even when the course is operate in a very asynchronous way, and still harder on large assistances. This module will automate large audience observation, in order to make measurements about the pragmatic pedagogical interaction. One of the difficulties we want to overcome is the growing zapping attitude of the students, and even a huge reduction of self-motivation. Online teaching still enhance this effect with less control and more confidence to selforganization of individual work.

The module work by exploiting markers disseminated along the course content, and capable to collect some events referred to student ergo-cognitive actuation of the resources.

The teacher will easily tag the entire course content with semantically defined markers. Each marker controling a defined location in the course (understand here a physical location of the course document).

Students, when they browse contents, generate implicit and explicit signals that are collected by the module for further compilation.

A reporting set allows teachers and even students to monitor the pedagogic state of the interaction between course content and assistance, so that the course performance can be driven back and adjusted with such a knowledge.

This module uses a measurement model inspired by Caesar campains : VENI, VIDI, VICI.

This module is a result of a public research work in Information and Communication Sciences within the "Ethnomethodology and Cognition" team of the "Paragraphe" Laboratory in "Paris 8" University (St Denis - France).

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