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Recent studies come to the conclusion that Learning Management System (LMS) usage variables explain a higher variation in students' final grades than traditional student characteristics. Referring to such findings from literature our research aims at exploring dependencies between e-learning usage patterns and achieved learning results on the basis of LMS… (More)
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Positive impacts on learning through blogging, such as active knowledge construction and reflective writing, have been reported. However, not many students use weblogs in informal contexts, even when appropriate facilities are offered by their universities. While motivations for blogging have been subject to empirical studies, little research has addressed… (More)
1 Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are widely used by organizations to provide and manage educational activities. Particularly in higher education, the application of LMS platforms is well documented and evaluated in the literature for at least one decade, whereby evaluation is often restricted to user-oriented analysis of the acceptance, usefulness and… (More)
Didactic strategies in the classroom are influenced by factors like class size, prior class knowledge and level of class attention. In large classes, student activation has to follow different didactic approaches in order to obtain ad-hoc feedback from individual students than in small classes. One approach to increase class attention are classroom voting… (More)
— Over the last decades e-learning platforms evolved from tools for distributing materials and providing quiz-based assessments to complex software systems that enable didactically enriched learning experiences. This paper describes the metamorphosis of the Learn@WU system, one of the most intensely used e-learning platforms. The platform is in use since… (More)
When Higher Education (HE) institutions decide to offer learning material for the public, they share them on dedicated platforms, e.g. MOOC portals, or they set up their own platform. Building and maintaining a different platform for on-site and off-site students is cost-intensive. In this paper a research-in-progress is presented, which follows a modular… (More)