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Using WiFi Technology to Identify Student Activities Within a Bounded Environment

Authors: 

Philip Scanlon, Alan Smeaton

Publication Type: 
Refereed Conference Meeting Proceeding
Abstract: 
We use the unique digital footprints created by student interactions with online systems within a University environment to measure student behaviour and correlate it with exam performance. The specific digital footprint we use is student use of the Eduroam WiFi platform within our campus from smartphones, tablets and laptops. The advantage of this data-set is that it captures the personal interactions each student has with the IT systems. Data-sets of this type are usually structured, complete and traceable. We will present findings that illustrate that the behaviour of students can be contextualised within the academic environment by mining this data-set. We achieve this through identifying student location and those who share that location with them and cross-referencing this with the scheduled University timetable.
Conference Name: 
The European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL)
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): 
10.1007
Publication Date: 
14/09/2017
Conference Location: 
United Kingdom (excluding Northern Ireland)
Research Group: 
Institution: 
Dublin City University (DCU)
Open access repository: 
Yes