Analytics of Learning Strategies: Role of Course Design and Delivery Modality


  • Wannisa Matcha School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, and Faculty of Communication Sciences, Prince of Songkla University
  • Dragan Gašević Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, and School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
  • Nora'ayu Ahmad Uzir School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, and Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Jelena Jovanović Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade
  • Abelardo Pardo University of South Australia
  • Lisa Lim University of South Australia
  • Jorge Maldonado-Mahauad Pontificia Universidad Cat´ólica de Chile, and Universidad de Cuenca
  • Sheridan Gentili Teaching Innovation Unit, University of South Australia
  • Mar Pérez-Sanagustín Pontificia Universidad católica de Chile, and Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, Institute de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT)
  • Yi-Shan Tsai School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh



learning strategies, learning tactics, self-regulated learning, data mining, modality, course design


Generalizability of the value of methods based on learning analytics remains one of the big challenges in the field of learning analytics. One approach to testing generalizability of a method is to apply it consistently in different learning contexts. This study extends a previously published work by examining the generalizability of a learning analytics method proposed for detecting learning tactics and strategies from trace data. The method was applied to the datasets collected in three different course designs and delivery modalities, including flipped classroom, blended learning, and massive open online course. The proposed method combines process mining and sequence analysis. The detected learning strategies are explored in terms of their association with academic performance. The results indicate the applicability of the proposed method across different learning contexts. Moreover, the findings contribute to the understanding of the learning tactics and strategies identified in the trace data: learning tactics proved to be responsive to the course design, whereas learning strategies were found to be more sensitive to the delivery modalities than to the course design. These findings, well aligned with self-regulated learning theory, highlight the association of learning contexts with the choice of learning tactics and strategies.


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How to Cite

Matcha, W., Gašević, D., Ahmad Uzir, N., Jovanović, J., Pardo, A., Lim, L., Maldonado-Mahauad, J., Gentili, S., Pérez-Sanagustín, M., & Tsai, Y.-S. (2020). Analytics of Learning Strategies: Role of Course Design and Delivery Modality. Journal of Learning Analytics, 7(2), 45-71.



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