Understanding dimension

How does the learner characteristically progress toward understanding: sequentially in a logical progression of incremental steps) or globally in large jumps?

Sequential learners prefer information to be provided in a linear (serial) fashion, and tend to make small steps through learning material by clicking the “next/previous” buttons.

  • Number of times the learner navigated to the next unit in a sequence
  • Number of times the learner navigated to the previous unit in a sequence
  • (# seq_next + # seq_prev) / (# seq_next + # seq_prev + # seq_goto)
  • Number of distinct units (pages) visited
  • Number of visits to the answers to problems
  • Number of pages closed

Global learners tend to make larger leaps and tend to need to see the “big picture” before understanding the topic.

  • Number of visits to progress page
  • Number of seek in videos
  • Number of times the learner skipped to specific units
  • # seq_goto / (# seq_next + # seq_prev + # seq_goto)
  • Number of visits to outlines