Int. J. of Learning Technology   »   2012 Vol.7, No.3



Title: Observe and react: interactive indicators for monitoring pedagogical sessions


Authors: Jean-Charles Marty; Thibault Carron; Philippe Pernelle


Liris Lab, UMR 5205, Université de Lyon, Batiment Blaise Pascal, 7, Ave Jean Capelle, 69621 Villeurbanne Cedex, France.
Lip6 Lab, UMR 7606, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, Equipe MOCAH-LIP6, Campus Jussieu, 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 05, France.
Disp Lab, Université de Lyon, Lyon 1 IUT Villeurbanne Gratte-ciel, France


Abstract: The use of learning games implies they can provide the teachers with an answer to the lack of awareness often reported for such systems. The monitoring of the activity is indeed a central task for teachers that can be carried out only if key elements related to an ongoing pedagogical activity are reported. In this paper, we propose a solution based on the users' traces that are transformed and displayed for the teacher through indicators. We also discuss how the monitoring actions are in a sense connected with these indicators. The approach is illustrated through three use cases, paying particular attention to the teachers' needs and to collaborative aspects.


Keywords: monitoring; user traces; interactive indicators; game-based learning; collaborative learning; regulation; learning environments; learning technology; learning games; pedagogical activity.


DOI: 10.1504/IJLT.2012.049195


Int. J. of Learning Technology, 2012 Vol.7, No.3, pp.277 - 296


Available online: 22 Sep 2012



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