WeTeachNYC data analytics is designed for central facilitators to review community activity in order to further engage members. The set of analytics tools, found on the bottom left, allows facilitators to dive into the individual activity in discussions/site and reveal the popularity of different resources. The resources on this page shows actionable steps to improve your community’s overall activity.
Social presence has been defined as “the ability of learners to project themselves socially and affectively into a community of inquiry” [5, p. 50]. As such, discussion boards are a place where learners can engage themselves socially and the class may develop a sense of community [6, 7]. (Bliss & Lawrence, 2009)
When looking at the discussion analytics, we want to look for the following:
- Community participation: Using the replies category, we can see how often a community member interacts with others. If this number is low, try reengaging the community member in one of the following ways: send an email, request learner feedback, require engagement through engagement activities, facilitate relationship building, make sure learners can get in touch with you. To learn more, Click Here.
- Submitted resources: You can check to see if a particular community member has completed a task by tracking the number of files they have posted.
- Discussion observation: In the views category, you can check to see the number of occasions the community member has seen the post. If this number is low, try the strategies above and make sure to highlight particular discussions in the next steps.
Bliss, C. A., & Lawrence, B. (2009). From posts to patterns: A metric to characterize discussion board activity in online courses. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 13(2), 15-32
Use the download feature to select the date range of people, discussion, or file activity in your community you want to download in .CSV format. You can use the data to do further statistical analyses or create customized graphics showing community performance.
Step 1: Select the type of data you want to download (see sections above to learn more).
Step 2: Select a custom date range you would like to find information about.
Step 3: Press the export button .
Review you data.