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Beyond academic grade dashboard: Integrating performance visualization to increase peer support: a work in-progress paper

Beyond academic grade dashboard: Integrating performance visualization to increase peer support: a work in-progress paper
Beyond academic grade dashboard: Integrating performance visualization to increase peer support: a work in-progress paper
This paper briefly describes an online interface designed to visualize learner’s academic performance in an innovative approach intended to encourage and facilitate peer to peer social and academic support. The interface is a virtual environment where an animated pet’s emotion represents a student’s academic performance. Three design strategies are utilized for the interface. First, the pet companion strategy that motivates the learner to learn so as to keep the pet dog happy; second, the anonymous learner strategy that all learners’ real name will only be reflected by the names of the pet dog, and by doing so learner will not feel embarrassed to seek help; lastly, peer-to-peer interaction strategy that allows learners either to post a question at discussion forum, or to chat privately when they need help. A pilot quasi-experimental study will be conducted to measure the effectiveness of the interface in terms of motivation and peer-to-peer engagement.
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Yeh, Martin
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Gregg, Andrea
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Zhu, Chenyang
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Wang, Nicole, Yeh, Martin, Gregg, Andrea, Zhu, Chenyang, Garbrick, Amy and Peck, Kyle (2017) Beyond academic grade dashboard: Integrating performance visualization to increase peer support: a work in-progress paper. 7th Annual International Conference on Education & e-Learning Conference 2017. 24 - 25 Sep 2017. (doi:10.5176/2251-1814_EeL17.36).

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Abstract

This paper briefly describes an online interface designed to visualize learner’s academic performance in an innovative approach intended to encourage and facilitate peer to peer social and academic support. The interface is a virtual environment where an animated pet’s emotion represents a student’s academic performance. Three design strategies are utilized for the interface. First, the pet companion strategy that motivates the learner to learn so as to keep the pet dog happy; second, the anonymous learner strategy that all learners’ real name will only be reflected by the names of the pet dog, and by doing so learner will not feel embarrassed to seek help; lastly, peer-to-peer interaction strategy that allows learners either to post a question at discussion forum, or to chat privately when they need help. A pilot quasi-experimental study will be conducted to measure the effectiveness of the interface in terms of motivation and peer-to-peer engagement.

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Published date: 28 September 2017
Venue - Dates: 7th Annual International Conference on Education & e-Learning Conference 2017, 2017-09-24 - 2017-09-25

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Local EPrints ID: 418648
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/418648
PURE UUID: 314d3415-2fae-46cc-9304-9d7a9988712c
ORCID for Chenyang Zhu: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2145-0559

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Date deposited: 14 Mar 2018 17:30
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 01:31

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