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Publikācija: Color Codes: Comparative Conclusions

Publication Type Publication (anonimusly reviewed) in a journal with an international editorial board indexed in other databases
Funding for basic activity Research project
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Color Codes: Comparative Conclusions
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.2 Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information and communication engineering
Research platforms None
Authors Laura Dzelzkalēja
Aleksandrs Ipatovs
Jānis Kapenieks
Keywords Assessment tools; Color code method; E-learning; E-study research; MOOC; University learning process
Abstract This paper presents new research results on the Color code method for a real time learning process assessment. The method uses three color codes: red for "problem", yellow for "work in progress" and green for "job done". The buttons of colors are incorporated in the EdX LMS and are always shown on the screen. The experiment took part in the Autumn of 2018 with 1st year Riga Technical University master students. Results show that 75% of the students used the color buttons. This is a big difference compared to the 2017 bachelor students from which only 34% of the students had used the color buttons. Differences in pushed button colors: 44% of green or “Done” pushes from the 2018 master students, but 67% from the 2017 Bachelors, and 49% yellow or “Process” pushes from the 2018 masters versus only 25% from 2017 bachelors; Red button “Problem” in 2018 was used 7%, which is the same as from the 2017. It could point to a trend that 7% of any course material is either poorly executed (technically or content-wise) or a minor part of the students have difficul-ties in understanding the material, most believably it is a case of the mix of them both. A tendency that bachelor students had more con-centrated on finishing the learning materials, but the master students – more on the learning process itself can be observed
Reference Dzelzkalēja, L., Ipatovs, A., Kapenieks, J. Color Codes: Comparative Conclusions. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 2019, No.1, pp.1-3. ISSN 2227-524X.
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