Provide the foundation for instructors’ understanding of the ways in which students online are engaging with the material. Open edX offers analytics through its Insights package and data pipeline, which uses Hadoop to analyze data pertaining to the following:
- Students’ demographic data
- Engagement with course content and video
- Performance on assignments and quizzes
- Individual learners’ data
Insights –described in detail by edX’s documentation– processes the logfiles that track all of the mentioned data for each student through a Hadoop installation that computes relevant statistics and stores them on a MySQL database, which is then exposed to Open edX.
The screenshots below show the instructor panel of an Insights deployment we performed for The George Washington University: