Design of the learning evironment in open online higher education

The main research question of this project is “How is the design of the learning environment related to students’ engagement and achievement in open online higher education?”

Topics of this project  include but are not limited to:

  • large-scale learning analytics and learner modelling
  • Human-centred web & multi-media
  • Mobile learning
  • Scalable calibrated feedback and automated assessment.

Digital learning environments do not exist in isolation; they are embedded in the rich infrastructure of the Web. Learners regularly seek out additional materials available elsewhere on various portals, educational websites, etc. A related question we consider here is to what extent these externally existing material sources (their quality, the languages they exist in, etc.) might also be influencing factors in students' engagement and achievement within the learning environment.