FoLA2 – Feedback-Orientated Learning Designs and Analytics

FoLA is a collaborative tool for developing both analytically supported and classic, customised learning design solutions as a team. Participants define learning designs precisely tailored to the needs of teachers and learners while ensuring a strong correlation with the desired learning outcomes.


The aim of the FoLA design method is to enrich education on the basis of knowledge about learning behaviour. Learning analytics provide data about behaviour during educational activities. They provide insight into how someone learns and about how the learning activity can respond better to students' needs. Learning activities are developed in the method by discussing each step in the development of a learning activity in advance. Cards with different colours per subject guide participants systematically along the different aspects when designing a learning activity. Participants have different roles, such as student, teacher, study coach or developer, and give each other feedback. They first choose the goal (or 'challenge'), then the pedagogical approach and the method of interaction (for example, between instructor and student, or students among themselves.) In the next step they discuss which technological tools are needed (such as an app) and which data about the learning behaviour can be collected, such as data on how actively students participate during the activity. 



Prof. Dr. Hendrik Drachsler


Target Audience: Educational Research, Educational Practice
Type of Content: Digital Learning & Educational Technologies, Teaching & Learning
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Department: Information Centre for Education
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