Research, Reflections and Innovations in Integrating ICT in Education Examining online learning processes based on log files analysis: A case
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AbstractThe purpose of this study is to identify and examine learning processes, based on data extracted from log files, which document the learners &apos; action within an online learning environment. For this purpose, log files of four elementary school students, studied with a science Web-based module, were examined and analysed. A Learnogram- graphical representation tool that visualizes students &apos; learning process over time- was produced for each student. Based on the log files and the Learnograms, seven learning variables were defined and computed, reflecting the differences between the learning processes. This study serves as a base for a large-scale research, for understanding learning processes in Web-based learning environments, using Web mining techniques. This information is valuable for educators, environment designers and instructors, enabling them to evaluate the students &apos; learning processes and to fit the environments to students, based on their actual behaviors and preferences.