Title: Methodological triangulation of the students' use of recorded lectures

Authors: Pierre Gorissen; Jan Van Bruggen; Wim Jochems

Addresses: Fontys University of Applied Sciences, P.O. Box 347, 5600AH, Eindhoven, The Netherlands ' Open University of the Netherlands, P.O. Box 2960, 6401DL, Heerlen, The Netherlands ' Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600MB, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Abstract: A lot of research into the use of recorded lectures has been done by using surveys or interviews. We will show that triangulation of multiple data sources is needed. We will discuss how students use recorded lectures according to their self-report and what actual usage of the recorded lectures can be derived from the data on the system. We will present the data collections and cover areas where the data can be triangulated to increase the credibility of the results or to question the students' responses. The triangulation shows that we lack data for a number of areas. We will need high-quality surveys and interviews combined with the log data to get a complete picture. We need to be able to link data sets together based on the identification of the individual students, which might raise privacy issues.

Keywords: recorded lectures; web lectures; learning analytics; data mining; data triangulation; world wide web; internet; multiple sources; data sources; self-reporting; student responses; privacy; Fontys University of Applied Sciences; universities; higher education; Holland; Netherlands; Eindhoven University of Technology; learning technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLT.2013.052825

International Journal of Learning Technology, 2013 Vol.8 No.1, pp.20 - 40

Published online: 31 Mar 2014 *

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