Project Inspire – the learning analytics solution by Moodle HQ, is a part of Moodle core since the release of Moodle 3.4. Learning Analytics project, similar to its parent Moodle, is also an open source, transparent next-generation learning analytics that go beyond simple descriptive analytics to offer predictions of learner success.
Learning Analytics project started in July 2016 as Project Inspire and after project scoping, initial indicators and coding landed as a Moodle plugin for Moodle 3.3. Recently, Learning Analytics becomes a part of Moodle core with the release of Moodle 3.4.
Learning Analytics will help you as a teacher in identifying learners progress and offer them right level of support. It can also help you in preventing negative outcomes, such as a learner is at a risk of dropping out of their Moodle course.
Learning Analytics Proposed Features:
Now, Moodle HQ team is working on the learning analytics roadmap and they need feedback, ideas, interests from Moodle community to improve the Learning analytics roadmap. Here is a list of proposed new features and improvement that are currently reported in tracker:
- Add regressors to core machine learning backends
- To allow indicators to be configured
- Add Course metadata to support learning analytics
- Add Site metadata to support learning analytics
- Let models use different machine learning backends
- To allow model configurations to be imported and exported
- Support more social breadth levels than 2
- Make models smart enough to select the list of indicators automatically from the target’s list of potential indicators
- Release built-in predictions models with trained models
- Expand machine learning backend API to support other models than binary classifiers
- Accept xAPI and Caliper statements into Moodle
- Identify data elements by privacy level and IEEE LOM
If you would like to be a part of the Learning Analytics journey and would like to propose any new features, you should also take part in the Learning Analytics Roadmap forum here.
For more information about learning analytics, check out this Moodle community course. Do you have any queries about Moodle’s own learning analytics? Do share with us in the comments section below.