Students? Participation in a Social Media Enhanced Learning Environment

Anne-Maritta Tervakari, Kirsi Silius, Meri Kailanto


In this article, we introduce the results of a study concerning visualizations of students? participation and activity in TUT Circle, a social media enhanced web service for learning, networking, and communication. Well-designed visualizations can provide useful information for teachers to improve pedagogical practices and the quality of online courses. Visualization enables students to monitor their own activity levels and performance processes, and make strategic adjustments to improve them.


learning analytics; participation; peer learning; visualization of user data

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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