Learning Analytics Roadmap: Where Can SmartKlass Take Your Moodle? [LAR Series #1]

SmartKlass is a Moodle plugin that calculates basic activity and engagement metrics of students enrolled in a Moodle class or an institutional Moodle setup. The picture SmartKlass offers include: Students lagging behind. Students for whom contents are not challenging enough. Participation and results comparison across courses. Student-group comparisons. According to the “Fosway Analytics Maturity Model“, SmartKlass could be on the “Proactive Reporting” stage. Analytics Moodle plugins on this floor go beyond calculating averages over a canned set of metrics and include deviations about over set benchmarks. It is recommendable that organizations implement learning analyticsfollowing the same stepping ladder. Gradual increases solve manypossible problems. First, to begin with a basic set of metrics is easier than a more advanced one. Second, it allows the organization to assess the value…


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