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ERIC Number: EJ916458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1096-7516
Types of Online Hierarchical Repository Structures
Hershkovitz, Arnon; Azran, Ronit; Hardof-Jaffe, Sharon; Nachmias, Rafi
Internet and Higher Education, v14 n2 p107-112 Mar 2011
This study presents an empirical investigation of online hierarchical repositories of items presented to university students in Web-supported course websites, using Web mining methods. To this end, data from 1747 courses were collected, and the use of online repositories of content items in these courses was examined. At a later stage, courses with a significant repository size (15 files or more) were analyzed using clustering algorithms in order to reveal hierarchical structures and to identify associations between these structures and course characteristics. Results suggest five types of structures and some statistically significant differences between them regarding the researched variables. A discussion of these results is provided below. (Contains 1 figure and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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