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eduhub days 2013 in St.Gallen

eLab will participate at the eduhub days 2013, the national meeting of the Swiss eLearning academic community, which will take place in St.Gallen, on January 30-31, 2013.
2 Learning Café will be presented: one on Academic integrity & Plagiarism and one on training and support for teachers in using the eLearning platform Moodle, jointly with NTE-UniFribourg and IFeL-FFHS.
Furthermore, we will present 2 posters at the Electronic Poster Session: one on MocLog and one on Mobile-Uni Apps.
More details and the final programme are available at the eduhub days2013 webpage.

Eduhub webinar on MOCLog project

On Thursday, December 13, 2012, from 11h00 to 12h00 Riccardo Mazza and Marco Bettoni (FFHS) will hold a webinar on MOCLog – Monitoring Online Courses with Logfiles project. The webinar is organized by eduhub and will be presented with SWITCHCollab (Adobe Connect).

Here you can find more details and register for the webinar (registration open until December 7, 2012).

The proceedings of the 1st Moodle Research Conference are now online

The proceedings of the first Moodle Research Conference, which took place on 14-15 September 2012 in Crete (Greece), are now online.

The PDF document is available here.

The paper about the project “MOCLog – Monitoring Online Courses with log data”, presented by Marco Bettoni and Luca Mazzola (see picture on the left) can be found at the pages 132-139.

MOCLog at the first Moodle Research Conference, 14-15 September, Crete (Greece)

A paper about the MOCLog project has been accepted at the first edition of the Moodle Research Conference, that will take place on 14-15 September in Crete (Greece).

The paper, titled Monitoring Online Courses with log data, has been written by Riccardo Mazza (eLab), Marco Bettoni (FFHS), Marco FarĂ© and Luca Mazzola (eLab), and will be presented in the session “Learning analytics”.

You can find the program and all details on the official conference website.


Learning management systems (LMS) like Moodle accumulate a great deal of log data about students’ and other users’ (teachers, program managers, administrators) activities.

Using logfiles of LMS can help to determine who has been active in the course, what they did, and when they did it. Unfortunately, the logfiles provided by a LMS are seldom used, mainly because it is difficult to interpret and exploit them. A research addressing this issue was initiated by the GISMO project, which developed a simple graphical interactive visualisation of Moodle logfiles.

Since there is a clear need – not only by teachers, but also by students, study program managers and administrators – to get feedback about the status of the activities in online courses, the main aim of the MOCLog project is the realization of a monitoring system, that can help to analyze the logfiles of Moodle more effectively and efficiently, thus contributing to improve the quality of teaching and learning in online courses.

This project has been carried out as part of the “AAA/SWITCH – e-infrastructure for e-science” program under the leadership of SWITCH, the Swiss National Research and Education Network, and has been supported by funds from the State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER), the Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology (OPET) and ETH Board.

Partners FFHS (project leader), BFH, FHNW
eLab staff Marco Faré (persona di contatto)
Riccardo Mazza
Luca Mazzola (IT)
Gabriele Käser (IT)
Mauro Nidola (IT)
Website www.moclog.ch