ERIC Number: EJ726335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 27
Mining Student Data Captured from a Web-Based Tutoring Tool: Initial Exploration and Results
Merceron, Agathe; Yacef, Kalina
Journal of Interactive Learning Research, v15 n4 p319-346 2004
In this article we describe the initial investigations that we have conducted on student data collected from a web-based tutoring tool. We have used some data mining techniques such as association rule and symbolic data analysis, as well as traditional SQL queries to gain further insight on the students' learning and deduce information to improve teaching. In our work, applying data mining facilities serves two purposes: (a) understand better both how students grasp the tool and assimilate the knowledge they need to learn; and (b) get pedagogically relevant information that may influence or help improve teaching.
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Logical Thinking, Internet, Data Analysis, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Data Collection, Web Based Instruction, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Error Patterns
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, P.O. Box 1545, Chesapeake, VA 23327-1545. Tel: 757-366-5606.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia