Observations of Study Time Behaviour Comparisons of 1998 data & 2000 data

Paine, Carina and Thomas, Pete (2001). Observations of Study Time Behaviour Comparisons of 1998 data & 2000 data. Technical Report 2001/05; Department of Computing, The Open University.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21954/ou.ro.00015ff4


AESOP (An Electronic Student Observatory Project) is a set of computer based data collection tools for recording, replaying and analysing student actions in LearningWorks, a Smalltalk programming environment. Students carrying out practical work using 'LearningBooks'. Each LearningBook contains a set of interrelated practical activities which the AESOP Recorder records together with a series of time and date stamps. A second tool, 'The Analyser', analyses the recorded data. An initial trial of the system was undertaken in 1998.Since the initial trial the AESOP Recorder and Analyser have been refined for massive data collection. In 2000, data was collected from 200 students studying 22 of the course LearningBooks. This provided approximately 2000 recordings to analyse. The findings of these analyses are discussed here and are related to the conclusions reached after the first trial.

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