A cognitive processing framework for learning analytics

Gibson, Andrew, Kitto, Kirsty, & Willis, Jill (2014) A cognitive processing framework for learning analytics. In 4th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK 14), 24-28 March 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Incorporating a learner’s level of cognitive processing into Learning Analytics presents opportunities for obtaining rich data on the learning process. We propose a framework called COPA that provides a basis for mapping levels of cognitive operation into a learning analytics system. We utilise Bloom’s taxonomy, a theoretically respected conceptualisation of cognitive processing, and apply it in a flexible structure that can be implemented incrementally and with varying degree of complexity within an educational organisation. We outline how the framework is applied, and its key benefits and limitations. Finally, we apply COPA to a University undergraduate unit, and demonstrate its utility in identifying key missing elements in the structure of the course.

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ID Code: 66888
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: HERN, Learning Analytics, Curriculum Design, Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Cognitive Processing
DOI: 10.1145/2567574.2567610
ISBN: 9781450326643
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Education Systems not elsewhere classified (130199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > COGNITIVE SCIENCE (170200) > Cognitive Science not elsewhere classified (170299)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Andrew Gibson, Kirsty Kitto, Jill Willis
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Deposited On: 04 Feb 2014 23:14
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 13:53

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