Data Mining And Learning Analytics. Applications In Educational Research

Data Mining And Learning Analytics. Applications In Educational Research

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Addresses the impacts of data mining on education and reviews applications in educational research teaching, and learning This book discusses the insights, challenges, issues, expectations, and practical implementation of data mining (DM) within educational mandates

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Includes case studies where data mining techniques have been effectively applied to advance teaching and learning Addresses applications of data mining in educational research, including social networking and education policy and legislation in the classroom and identification of at-risk students Explores Massive Open Online Courses MOOCs to study the effectiveness of online networks in promoting learning and understanding the communication patterns among users and students Features supplementary resources including a primer on foundational aspects of educational mining and learning analytics Data Mining and Learning Analytics Applications in Educational Research is written for both scientists

Initial series of chapters offer a general overview of DM, Learning Analytics LA , and data collection models in the context of educational research, while also defining and discussing data mining s four guiding principles prediction, clustering, rule association, and outlier detection

The next series of chapters showcase the pedagogical applications of Educational Data Mining EDM and feature case studies drawn from Business, Humanities, Health Sciences, Linguistics, and Physical Sciences education that serve to highlight the successes and some of the limitations of data mining research applications in educational settings

The remaining chapters focus exclusively on EDM s emerging role in helping to advance educational research from identifying at-risk students and closing socioeconomic gaps in achievement to aiding in teacher evaluation and facilitating peer conferencing

This book features contributions from international experts in a variety of fields