ERIC Number: ED479591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Data Mining Technology for the Evaluation of Web-Based Teaching and Learning Systems.
Pahl, Claus; Donnellan, Dave
Instructional design for Web-based teaching and learning environments causes problems for two reasons. First, virtual forms of teaching and learning result in little or no direct contact between instructor and learner, making the evaluation of course effectiveness difficult. Second, the Web as a relatively new teaching and learning medium still requires more research into learning processes with this technology. The paper proposes data mining--techniques to discover and extract knowledge from a database--as a tool to support the analysis of student learning processes and the evaluation of the effectiveness and usability of Web-based courses. The paper presents and illustrates different data mining techniques for the evaluation of Web-based teaching and learning systems. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Databases, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Teaching Methods, World Wide Web
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