THERMOS: Teachers Monitoring Their Students

Screenshot of the Thermos tool

Student dropout rates in higher education in the Netherlands are substantial. To a large degree, they are influenced by suboptimal study behavior and low motivation. Improvements in these aspects of students' academic experience can be achieved through awareness, feedback and reflection.

THERMOS aims at creating an educational environment that supports students in making more effective academic decisions, and improving the overall approach towards their studies. Learning analytics tools are designed and developed to inform students about their study behaviour and characterise their study experience. THERMOS also helps tutors and study advisors monitor and support students in balancing their study behaviour, experience and progress.

More information can be found at and in the publications listed below.

Related publications

  • de Vreugd, L., Jansen, R., van Leeuwen, A., Sosnovsky S., & van der Schaaf, M. (2021). Supporting Study Behavior with the THERMOS Learning Analytics Dashboard. In Companion Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (pp. 15-18).
  • de Vreugd, Jansen van Leeuwen, Pouwels, & Van der Schaaf (2022). Tutors’ deliberations for implementing a Learning Analytics Dashboard in the Educational Context. In Companion Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge.