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User behavior in a virtual learning management system, and the lessons to be learnt – INTED 2011 – Valencia

October 14, 2011 1 comment
With increased focus on end user experience, it is extremely important to understand their usage behaviour and tune our systems to enhance their experience.
Capturing usage information not only helps us understand their behaviour, it benefits other areas as well such as audits, investigation and capacity sizing.
In 2009, NUS built a user behaviour monitoring module into its own home grown Virtual Learning Management System (LMS), which allowed us to track the user’s movement within the LMS and understand their usage pattern.
 The results gathered busted a fair number of assumptions which we had over students’ behaviour.
The paper will showcase the expected as well as unexpected findings from this behaviour module as well as how we adapted our LMS to be more student centric.
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Categories: Education

Moving towards an open virtual learning environment – APRU 2011 – Mexico

October 14, 2011 1 comment
As universities start to explore and use web 2.0 technologies in their teaching, the role of traditional virtual learning environments (VLE) becomes more passive.
These VLE are also trying hard to catch up with the new influx of new technologies such as mobile computing and gesture-based computing.
This presentation explores the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) integrated virtual learning environment (IVLE) move towards an open API and how it greatly benefited the university.
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Categories: Education