We are pulling out much more detailed data for LIDP2, including the time of day a resource was accessed. Some initial graphs are now available here, however, please note that this is just raw data and need to be cleaned up.
There do seem to be some interesting trends. For example the graph below implies that not only do students who achieve a 1st class degree use more e-resources, but they also use more during ‘office hours’, students who receive a lower degree are the highest uses overnight – this appears to tally with other research that shows that students who log in to a universities VLE are more at risk of dropping out.
The next graph appears to show that students who obtained a first use e-resources most between 2am and 7am – perhaps chasing deadlines? Students who get a 1st peak btween 10am and 11am.
Please note that we haven’t cleaned this data up yet, e.g. we haver not excluded overseas users.
We’ve spent an interesting week talking to other JISC projects.
We’ll be working very closely with the Copac Activity Data Project over the next 6 months and had a good meeting with them on Tuesday.
CopacAD will conduct primary research to investigate the following additional use cases:
- an undergraduate from a teaching and learning institution searching for course related materials
- academics/teachers using the recommender to support the development of course reading lists
- librarians using the recommendations to support academics/lecturers and collections development
Huddersfield will be one of the libraries providing data and we’ll also be participating in the focus groups.
We are both undertaking work packages around business case feasibility studies and hope to pool our activity by sending out a joint questionnaire later in the project. We will also be participating in a RLUK/SCONUL workshop in April.
Yesterday the project happened upon another JISC project at Huddersfield, the JISC EBEAM Project.
EBEAM will evaluate the impact of e-assessment and feedback on student satisfaction, retention, progression and attainment as well as on institutional efficiency.
EBEAM is looking at GradeMark and we think there is a real opportunity to link this into the LIDP project in the future.
Watch this space for more developments with both projects over the coming months.
You can read our project plan for LIDP 2 here