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)