UBUMonitor: An Open-Source Desktop Application for Visual E-Learning Analysis with Moodle

Raúl Marticorena-Sánchez, Carlos López-Nozal, Yi Peng Ji, Carlos Pardo-Aguilar, Álvar Arnaiz-González
2022 Electronics  
An inherent requirement of teaching using online learning platforms is that the teacher must analyze student activity and performance in relation to course learning objectives. Therefore, all e-learning environments implement a module to collect such information. Nevertheless, these raw data must be processed to perform e-learning analysis and to help teachers arrive at relevant decisions for the teaching process. In this paper, UBUMonitor is presented, an open-source desktop application that
more » ... wnloads Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) platform data, so that student activity and performance can be monitored. The application organizes and summarizes these data in various customizable charts for visual analysis. The general features and uses of UBUMonitor are described, as are some approaches to e-teaching improvements, through real case studies. These include the analysis of accesses per e-learning object, statistical analysis of grading e-activities, detection of e-learning object configuration errors, checking of teacher activity, and comparisons between online and blended learning profiles. As an open-source application, UBUMonitor was institutionally adopted as an official tool and validated with several groups of teachers at the Teacher Training Institute of the University of Burgos.
doi:10.3390/electronics11060954 fatcat:75dordi7vzdr3fxqfmxgn4f42m