«Learning Analytics in MOOCs»




Pedro J. Muñoz Merino


In many ocassions, MOOCs are used by many students and it is not feasible to give personalized feedback by teachers without further technological support. In addition, MOOC technology makes available a huge amount of educational data that can be used to improve the learning process. Even with a low number of students, some transformations of raw data into intelligent information would be too time consuming without technological help. Learning analytics tools and services can be used to monitor, transform and analyze the data and act based on them.

In this talk, different uses and applications of learning analytics in MOOCs and SPOCs will be presented. These tools and services include detectors, dashboards or prediction tools. In addition, some promising future directions about the application of learning analytics in MOOCs will be presented.


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Author's Biography

Pedro J. Muñoz Merino


Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino is associate professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where he is the director of the Master in Telematics Engineering. His skills and experience include research and development in learning analytics, educational data mining, evaluation of learning experiences, user studies, gamification or Intelligent Tutoring Systems. Pedro is the coordinator of the LALA project, funded by the European Union for the adoption of learning analytics in Latin American. He has participated in more than 40 research projects at the international and national level, including also several contracts with companies, being the principal Investigator of several of them related with learning analytics, educational data mining and adaptive systems. Pedro has received several awards for his work on educational technologies. He is author of more than 100 scientific publications. He has also coordinated the development and deployment of different learning analytics tools. At present he is coordinator of the work group about learning analytics and adaptive systems in IEEE Spain chapter about education. 

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