E-TRIALS: Developing a Web Application For Educational Research Public
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As online learning becomes more common, significant interest in educational research has grown at WPI and other universities. One platform for online learning, ASSISTments, is unique for its built-in capacity for research. We outline the issues inherent to ASSISTments' randomized controlled trial features, including scattered documentation, opaque features, and a high reliance on human intervention by the ASSISTments research team. Considering these issues, and coupled with a project based on design thinking and user research, we propose a series of remedies for these faults, presenting a design for an E-TRIALS web application that will address them. Development of this newly designed web application has begun and the tool will ultimately replace the existing testbed infrastructure.
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