Title: Like diamonds in the sky: how feedback can boost the amount of available data for learning analytics

Authors: Athanasios Mazarakis

Addresses: FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik, Haid-und-Neu-Str. 10-14, 76137 Karlsruhe, Germany

Abstract: This paper examines the role of feedback in the area of learning analytics. It introduces three different types of feedbacks, which enhance the motivation to play a learning game significantly longer than without feedback. A field experiment with 55 subjects has been conducted and evaluated to support these assumptions. Finally, the paper details the large number of open research questions in this area.

Keywords: motivation; feedback; field experiment; learning analytics; learning games.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2013.059083

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2013 Vol.5 No.2, pp.107 - 116

Received: 13 Mar 2013
Accepted: 24 Sep 2013

Published online: 23 Sep 2014 *

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