International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 12, December 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Can virtual space become the Zone of Proximal Development ? Online architecture optimizationof ESL courses through Learning Analytics
      Professor. RohiniChandricaWidyalankara
Abstract: This study recognizes that the provision of Vygotsky’sMore Knowledgeable Others (MKOs) within theZone of Proximal Development of online courses as a unique challenge toall stakeholders. Extending the data-driven decision making culture at the Centre for Distance and Continuing Education of University of Kelaniya to the newly introduced online course English for Communication,the aim of this study is to develop a learning analytics mindset to predict at-risk students enabling timely intervention. Further, future cohorts of the course are providedanalytics on student performance thus enabling them to take decisions to improve the course especially to address the necessity for increased MKO availability. Capturing attendance data benefits the need to identify reasons for absenteeism.

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Professor. RohiniChandricaWidyalankara (2018); Can virtual space become the Zone of Proximal Development ? Online architecture optimizationof ESL courses through Learning Analytics; Int J Sci Res Publ 6(12) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-1216.php?rp=P606060
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