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Dr. Poonsri Vate-U-Lan Assistant Program Director Ph. D. (eLM) Measuring Interactivity in a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) -A Case Study of Learning Objects (LOs) in an open-source Learning Management System (LMS) KULDEEP NAGI Fulbright Fellow and Faculty
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Assistant Program Director
Ph. D. (eLM)
Measuring Interactivity in a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) -A Case Study of Learning Objects (LOs) in an open-source Learning Management System (LMS)
Fulbright Fellow and Faculty
College of Internet Distance Learning (CIDE)
Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand 10240
-BASIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE VIRTUAL INTERACTION MAPPING SYSTEM (VIMS)
4. INDICATORS OF INTERCATIVITY IN A VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT (VLE)?
Q & A
Figure-1. Accessing Reports in Moodle
reusable- can be modified and versioned for different courses,
accessible- indexed and retrieved using metadata
interoperable/ portable- operate across different hard/software
durable- remain intact across upgrades of hard/software
Figure-2: Accessing Statistics via Reports
Figure-3: Output of a Reports
Courses Included in the Research - Example
For this study I used the “Reports” generated by the Moodle for the two ICT courses to analyze the “views-posts” data to examine the level of interactivity. The details of the two ICT eLearning courses and number views and posts for 2/2008 semester ( 3-months) are given in Table-1. ICT-6101 have 2 students and ICT-6201 has 6 students.
TABLE-1: Views & Posts
VLE - Moodle
3. RESEARCH METHOD
3. 1 BASIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE VIRTUAL INTERACTION MAPPING SYSTEM (VIMS)
A VIMS is generally composed of four distinct modules:
(i) A Control module that handles all web-based user interactions including thread specification, authentication and data management,
(ii) a Parser which parses thread and message content and prepares these data for rendering in graphical format,
(iii) a Rendering component that uses x-y axis graphical layout (Figure-2) using the built-in algorithms that facilitates deployment within different VLE systems
(iv) an API suite that facilitates deployment within different VLE systems.
It is necessary to provide a different API implementation to use VIMS with another VLE
Figure 5: Weekly View & Posts for ICT-6101
Figure 6: Weekly View & Posts for ICT-6201
Figure-7: Ratio of Views to Posts
A. Pearson Product-Moment Correlation for Relationship between View & Posts
The correlation coefficient is a statistical measure of relationship ranging from -1.00 (a perfect negative relationship) to 0.00 (no relationship) to +1.00 (a perfect positive relationship).
From the data derived from “Reports” we see positive correlation between the “views” and “posts,” for ICT-6101 the PC value is 0.855for ICT-6102 it is0.836. In both cases the correlation is very close to +1 indicating a stronger positive indicator of interactivity in the two selected eLearning courses.
5. CONCLUSION :On the basis of the sample data given in the tables and depicted in figures included in this presentation we can derive the following conclusion:
and “posts.” This is also supported by the bi-weekly data graphed for ICT-6101 and
ICT6201 in Figure-5 and Figure-6.
College of Internet Distance Education (CIDE)