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Investigating the Influence of Task-Value Scaffolding in a Predictive Learning Analytics Dashboard

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There is little empirical evidence about the influence of learning analytics dashboards’ design on learners’ cognitive and affective outcomes, especially in high-anxiety courses such as statistics. To address this gap, this study employed a two-group experimental design to assess the influence of task-value scaffolding in a predictive learning analytics dashboard on learners’ anxiety, motivation, and learning performance in an online statistics course. The results showed that the task-value scaffolding had a negative impact on learners’ computation anxiety and attitudes towards statistics in comparison to the control group. On the other hand, the treatment had no significant influence on other aspects of statistics anxiety, motivation, and learning outcomes.