Detection and Presentation of Failure of Learning from Quiz Responses in Course Management Systems

  • Toshiyasu Kato
  • Takashi Ishikawa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8210)


In this paper, we propose a method to detect failure of learning of students using quiz responses in a course management system Moodle. Failure of learning is defined as a situation in which the correct answer rate of a learning topic is significantly lower than the correct answer rate of other topics. In the research, the researchers identified the presence or absence of failure of learning in actual classes to evaluate the usefulness of the proposed method. The results revealed that students checked the quiz results significantly more in the experimental group than in the control group, and that more instruction was given to the experimental group.


Course management system Failure of learning detection Learning analytics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshiyasu Kato
    • 1
  • Takashi Ishikawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringNippon Institute of TechnologyJapan
  2. 2.Nippon Institute of TechnologyJapan

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