Learning Analytics: How do I make use of them? – Part I
Course Companion for Adobe Captivate (ACCC) provides content creators learning analytics that help them understand learners’ response to course content created using Captivate. ACCC allows content creators to instantly measure and visualize learner engagement with the learning content.
Well, there are content developers who create courses every day and there are some who create courses occasionally. Some courses are revised very often while others contain static information that do not need any revisions. Do learning analytics in ACCC help all types of Captivate users and courses?
Let us find out by looking at different personas of Captivate users in a series of blog posts. This blog is the first in the series and describes how Casey, an occasional Captivate user can analyze courses using learning analytics in ACCC.
Casey: I create courses very rarely using Captivate; the number is a single digit for weeks or even months. Sometimes, I upload the courses on the web. My courses do not generally have a version next.
When I hear of analytics, I wonder why I should use them. My understanding is that, analytics are for systems like web sites whose lifecycle is long and undergoes numerous changes based on traffic and usage patterns. My courses are very small and I don’t know what I can do with the data.
ACCC: ACCC learning analytics include a broad spectrum of data from basic information about your course usage such as the number of people who took the course to details about user performance in quizzes. There are information that you can view directly such as how much percentage of people completed the course and there are some information that you can obtain by analyzing graphs or data in detail.
Any course developer like you would be curious to know these data:
- How many people have seen the course.
- How many slides have they visited and how much time have they spent on the course and on specific slides.
- How did the learners fare in assessments (quiz) and how did they answer each question
- Is there any slide where they went out of the course frequently and then came back to refer something in the course.
- In a branched course, which branch did users take
- What are the most and least visited slides
- What is the usage pattern in a period of days/weeks/months.
- How many users are using the interactive features (buttons) in the course
What’s more? Over time, you can watch out for specific trends in the usage of your courses and use that knowledge to develop and deliver better content 🙂
Watch this video for a brief tour of ACCC user interface and where on the UI you can locate these data:
Keep looking for this space to know more on how to use these data if you are an advanced user of Captivate. Let us know if you would like to know anything else about ACCC by leaving a comment here.