Interview with authors of “Learning Analytics: a Metacognitive Tool to Engage Students”

Researchers prof. dr. Airina Volungevičienė, prof. habil. dr. Margarita Teresevičienė and doc. dr. Elena Trepulė have presented a most recent research study “Learning Analytics: a Metacognitive Tool to Engage Students”, which was published by Sciendo Publishing.

During the interview, the researchers not only shared experiences of conducting a research and developing the research study but also shared insights on whether online learning courses are the future of education, and how online teaching and learning is changing the traditional teaching and learning.

Researchers shared the challenges of conducting the study and noted that the study on learning analytics as a metacognitive tool has contributed to the global trends in the field of online teaching and learning research, by revealing how learning analytics as a metacognitive tool can lead to a more reflective teaching practices by lecturers and to a more active learners’ engagement in online or blended learning.

At the same time, researchers remind us that we should not think that online learning can completely replace traditional learning, since there are contexts where each mode is more convenient, and they will serve at its best.

Read the full interview here

Read the research study here (open access)

This research was complemented during a four-year research project “Open Online Learning for Digital and Networked Society” (3.3-LMT-K-712-01-0189), funded by the European Social Fund according to the activity “Improvement of researchers’ qualification by implementing world-class R&D projects” of Measure No. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712