Self-reflection and Analysis tools in Sugar and XS School Server
[education track] Sunday 15:15
University of the West Indies, Jamaica.
Two important aspects of a learning platform are the self-reflection and quantitative (statistical) analysis tools it provides. In this workshop, we will discuss some of the tools that Sugar provides to accomplish both these tasks.
Sugar provides the Journal as a means for a student to reflect on his/her work. Building on that principle are two Sugar activities, Portfolio and Analyze Journal, which provide the student an advanced platform to better analyze, understand and present his learning efforts.
Following the above "Show, not tell" approach, it is also important for educators to analyze the effectiveness of their teaching methods and the usage patterns of various educational applications. There have been a number of efforts to accomplish this, of which we will discuss a few notable ones. In particular, we will present Sugar-stats package (Aleksey Lim's work) and the work done in Paraguay and the statistics collected from the XS in Jamaica.