LearningField usage generates data. We know when students open their books, how long they read them and how they use the collaborative note-taking and group discussion features. Harnessing this data will provide real time knowledge of how students are using LearningField in a way their print book never could. Our new reporting tool will be available for teachers in 2015 and we are currently building a dashboard to enable easy access to this data. Our goal is to collate the best information, reports and views that provide visibility across student trends and facilitate actionable insight on student engagement.
We always hope that the resources offered to students within LearningField will positively impact their learning outcomes. A textbook is of course only one part of the learning picture, but if a teacher has visibility over how students are engaging with a set resource this provides an opportunity to address issues before they affect a student’s performance. In effect, this reporting tool will give teachers yet another way to guide and encourage their students. Our goal in providing this data is to give teachers a formative assessment tool and we are very keen to hear from teachers about the specific type of information they would most like to be able to view from LearningField.
Schools we have discussed this reporting feature with so far have been excited by the prospect of having constant access to this real-time data and the opportunities it presents to provide feedback or guide instruction. We will be working with a number of current and future users of LearningField over the next few months to shape the format of the reporting dashboard. As always we will iterate, seek your feedback and evolve this feature.
We hope teachers will look forward to using this reporting tool in the new academic year.