Improving the tracking of student participation and effort in online learning

Ian Douglas

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Scopus citations


Much research into educational technology is focused on tools for supporting teaching and learning. In contrast to this work, relatively little research is conducted into technology that tracks student participation and effort. No matter how good the educational technology, learning is dependent on a sufficient input of effort from the student. Most Learning Management Systems have some tools for tracking students, but they are currently difficult to use and underused by instructors. This chapter examines the importance of tracking in student management, reviews attempts to improve the quality of tracking tools, and suggests paths for future research based on the deficiencies in current tools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLearning Management System Technologies and Software Solutions for Online Teaching
Subtitle of host publicationTools and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781615208531
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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