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Fincham, Ed; Gaševic, Dragan; Pardo, Abelardo – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2018
The widespread adoption of digital e-learning environments and other learning technology has provided researchers with ready access to large quantities of data. Much of this data comes from discussion forums and has been studied with analytical methods drawn from social network analysis. However, within this large body of research there exists…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Data Analysis, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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Aguiar, Everaldo; Ambrose, G. Alex; Chawla, Nitesh V.; Goodrich, Victoria; Brockman, Jay – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2014
As providers of higher education begin to harness the power of big data analytics, one very fitting application for these new techniques is that of predicting student attrition. The ability to pinpoint students who might soon decide to drop out, or who may be following a suboptimal path to success, allows those in charge not only to understand the…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Engineering Education, Portfolios (Background Materials), Dropouts