el 18(18): e2

Research Article

Studying lecturers’ behaviour patterns in Learning Management System on different training modalities and knowledge areas

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.156640,
        author={Magdalena Cantabella and Raquel Mart\^{\i}nez-Espa\`{o}a and Bel\^{e}n  L\^{o}pez and Juan  Antonio Ya\`{o}ez and Andr\^{e}s Mu\`{o}oz},
        title={Studying lecturers’ behaviour patterns in Learning Management System on different training modalities and knowledge areas},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning},
        volume={5},
        number={18},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={EL},
        year={2018},
        month={10},
        keywords={Learning Management System, Higher education, e-learning, Behavioural patterns, Teaching practices},
        doi={10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.156640}
    }
    
  • Magdalena Cantabella
    Raquel Martínez-España
    Belén López
    Juan Antonio Yañez
    Andrés Muñoz
    Year: 2018
    Studying lecturers’ behaviour patterns in Learning Management System on different training modalities and knowledge areas
    EL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.156640
Magdalena Cantabella1, Raquel Martínez-España1, Belén López1, Juan Antonio Yañez1, Andrés Muñoz1,*
  • 1: Escuela Politécnica, Universidad Católica de Murcia, Campus de los Jerónimos, 30107 Murcia, Spain
*Contact email: amunoz@ucam.edu

Abstract

Learning Management Systems (LMS) have become the principal resource for collaboration among lecturers and students in Higher Education. A research line is the analysis of LMS users’ behaviour with the goal of developing new methodological proposals to improve the teaching process. In particular, this paper analyses the lecturers’ behaviour and proposes an alternative vision of teaching evaluation on the use of LMS. Two methods are employed:(1) surveys, to measure the students’ perception on the lecturers’ methodology applied in the LMS; and (2) a statistical analysis of the events generated by lecturers in the LMS. The data have been obtained from degrees that are imparted in different teaching modalities (on-campus, blended and online). These data have been compared over the time period of the two academic years. Among some of the findings of the study, it is observed that students may negatively perceive an excessive monitoring and availability of resources provided by lecturers.