A system for knowledge discovery in e-learning environments within the European Higher Education Area – Application to student data from Open University of Madrid, UDIMA
Juan A. Lara, David Lizcano, María A. Martínez, Open University of Madrid, Spain ; Juan Pazos, Technical University of Madrid, Spain ; Teresa Riera, Universidad de las Islas Baleares, Spain
Computers & Education Volume 72, Number 1, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
In today's open and dynamic learning environment, a significant percentage of students have a preference for flexible learning systems whereby they can reconcile their academic pursuits with their job responsibilities and family obligations.Non face-to-face educational models, like e-learning (electronic learning), evolved in order to offer such flexibility. E-learning systems have major strengths but also pose major challenges to the educational community.One such challenge is the large spatial and temporal gap between the teacher and student, which is an obstacle to student follow-up by teachers. The information generated by virtual learning systems sometimes overwhelms instructors who are unable to process the data without the support of special-purpose techniques and tools that are useful for analysing large dataflows.
Lara, J.A., Lizcano, D., Martínez, M.A., Pazos, J. & Riera, T. (2014). A system for knowledge discovery in e-learning environments within the European Higher Education Area – Application to student data from Open University of Madrid, UDIMA. Computers & Education, 72(1), 23-36. Elsevier Ltd.