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ERIC Number: EJ794639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Data Mining in Course Management Systems: Moodle Case Study and Tutorial
Romero, Cristobal; Ventura, Sebastian; Garcia, Enrique
Computers & Education, v51 n1 p368-384 Aug 2008
Educational data mining is an emerging discipline, concerned with developing methods for exploring the unique types of data that come from the educational context. This work is a survey of the specific application of data mining in learning management systems and a case study tutorial with the Moodle system. Our objective is to introduce it both theoretically and practically to all users interested in this new research area, and in particular to online instructors and e-learning administrators. We describe the full process for mining e-learning data step by step as well as how to apply the main data mining techniques used, such as statistics, visualization, classification, clustering and association rule mining of Moodle data. We have used free data mining tools so that any user can immediately begin to apply data mining without having to purchase a commercial tool or program a specific personalized tool.
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Language: English
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