Apps are dedicated software tools that help students in their inquiry learning tasks and help students to create hypotheses, design experiments, make predictions, formulate interpretations of the data, etc. Other learning apps present students, for example, with a quiz or allow students to view online teacher feedback. The apps can be combined with an Online Lab to create an Inquiry Learning Space (ILS). Learning Analytics apps give teachers an overview of students’ progress in the ILS.
This app can be used by the students to view a timeline of their activities and compare it with that of other students. It displays the times during which the students were active in the different phases and apps of the ILS. The names of the other students are anonymous.
This app allows the teacher to see at a glance the list of files created by the students when they did it. Its aim is to have a real-time overview of the submitted files of each student in the ILS.
This tool allows students to state themselves their overall progresses across phases in a given inquiry learning activity (between 0 and 100%). The self-assessment indicator can be adjusted at anytime using the cursor.
This app shows a summary of the number of actions performed by the students in the different apps found in the ILS. Students can use it to compare their app activities with those of other students and the average. The names of the other students are anonymous.
This app shows in which phase of the ILS is each student currently active. It can also be configured to show in which app the students performed their last activity. The activity information is updated in real time.
This app displays a table with the time spent by all the students in each phase of an Inquiry Learning Space. The time spent is updated in real time. This app also has a student view where the names of the other students are anonymous.
This app supports students in viewing a special concept map created by aggregating all concept maps from all students in an ILS. No configuration is necessary. Of course, somewhere in the ILS there must be a concept map from which the aggregate concept map can be created.
The time planner app lets students estimate the time they will spend in the various phases of an ILS.
This tool supports teachers in inspecting the concept maps created by students for an ILS. The tool is normally placed in the Teacher Dashboard.
The phase transitions app intends to let the student reflect on time spent and switching of phases in an ILS. Whereas the time spent app shows the accumulated time for each phase, this tool shows a chart representing when and for how long a student visited a phase.