Knowledge Discovery from E-Learning Activities

Knowledge Discovery from E-Learning Activities

Addisson Salazar (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain) and Luis Vergara (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 26
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-756-0.ch010
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This chapter presents a study applied to the analysis of the utilization of learning Web-based resources in a virtual campus. A huge amount of historical Web log data from e-learning activities, such as e-mail exchange, content consulting, forum participation, and chats is processed using a knowledge discovery approach. Data mining techniques as clustering, decision rules, independent component analysis, and neural networks, are used to search for structures or patterns in the data. The results show the detection of learning styles of the students based on a known educational framework, and useful knowledge of global and specific content on academic performance success and failure. From the discovered knowledge, a set of preliminary academic management strategies to improve the e-learning system is outlined.

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Francisco José García-Peñalvo
Chapter 1
Ray Webster
This chapter introduces RAPAD, a reflective and participatory methodology for e-learning and lifelong learning. It argues that by engaging in a... Sample PDF
RAPAD: A Reflective and Participatory Methodology for E-learning and Lifelong Learning
Chapter 2
Sergio Vasquez Bronfman
This chapter introduces some ideas of the German philosopher Martin Heidegger and how they can be applied to e-learning design. It argues that... Sample PDF
A Heideggerian View on E-Learning
Chapter 3
Antonio Miguel Seoane Pardo, Francisco José García Peñalvo
This chapter outlines the problem of laying the groundwork for building a suitable online training methodology. In the first place, it points out... Sample PDF
Philosophical and Epistemological Basis for Building a Quality Online Training Methodology
Chapter 4
Angélica Rísquez
This chapter integrates existing literature and developments on electronic mentoring to build a constructive view of this modality of mentoring as a... Sample PDF
E-Mentoring: An Extended Practice, An Emerging Discipline
Chapter 5
Olga Díez
This chapter describes an experience in teacher training for e-learning in the field of adult education. It takes into account the models offered by... Sample PDF
Training Teachers for E-Learning, Beyond ICT Skills Towards Lifelong Learning Requirements: A Case Study
Chapter 6
Ruth Halperin
This chapter explores institutional and socio-organisational factors that influence the adoption and use of learning management systems (LMS) in the... Sample PDF
The Role of Institutional Factors in the Formation of E-Learning Practices
Chapter 7
Krassie Petrova, Rowena Sinclair
This chapter focuses on understanding how the value of student learning and the student learning experience could be improved given pertinent... Sample PDF
E-Learning Value and Student Experiences: A Case Study
Chapter 8
Giovannina Albano, Pier Luigi Ferrari
This chapter is concerned with the integration of research in mathematics education and e-learning. We provide an overview of research on learning... Sample PDF
Integrating Technology and Research in Mathematics Education: The Case of E-Learning
Chapter 9
David Camacho, Álvaro Ortigosa, Estrella Pulido, María D. R-Moreno
The evolution of new information technologies has originated new possibilities to develop pedagogical methodologies that provide the necessary... Sample PDF
AI Techniques for Monitoring Student Learning Process
Chapter 10
Addisson Salazar, Luis Vergara
This chapter presents a study applied to the analysis of the utilization of learning Web-based resources in a virtual campus. A huge amount of... Sample PDF
Knowledge Discovery from E-Learning Activities
Chapter 11
Sergio Gutiérrez, Abelardo Pardo
This chapter provides an overview of the use of swarm-intelligence techniques in the field of e-learning. Swarm intelligence is an artificial... Sample PDF
Swarm-Based Techniques in E-Learning: Methodologies and Experiences
Chapter 12
Luisa M. Regueras, Elena Verdú, María A. Pérez, Juan Pablo de Castro, María J. Verdú
Nowadays, most of electronic applications, including e-learning, are based on the Internet and the Web. As the Web advances, applications should... Sample PDF
E-Learning 2.0: The Learning Community
Chapter 13
Elena Verdú, Luisa M. Regueras, María J. Verdú, Juan Pablo de Castro, María A. Pérez
This chapter provides an overview of technology-based competitive active learning. It discusses competitive and collaborative learning and analyzes... Sample PDF
Telematic Environments and Competition-Based Methodologies: An Approach to Active Learning
Chapter 14
Miguel Ángel Conde González, Carlos Muñoz Martín, Alberto Velasco Florines
This paper reflects the possibility of doing adaptations on a learning management system (LMS) depending on the necessities of a company or... Sample PDF
Open Source LMS Customization: A Moodle Statistical Control Application
Chapter 15
Nuria Hernández Nanclares
This chapter analyses evaluation as a strategic instrument to promote active and significant learning and how, in that strategy, the use of... Sample PDF
Evaluation and Effective Learning: Strategic Use of E-Portfolio as an Alternative Assessment at University
Chapter 16
Izaskun Ibabe, Joana Jauregizar
This chapter provides an introduction to formative assessment, especially applied within an online or e-learning environment. The characteristics of... Sample PDF
Formative Online Assessment in E-Learning
Chapter 17
Conde, Conde
In this chapter we carry out analysis of the term “assessment,” applied over all the elements which constitute the environment of formation... Sample PDF
Designing an Online Assessment in E-Learning
Chapter 18
Evelyn Gullett
Organizations, in particular HR/Training departments, strive to set forth good practices, quality assurance, and improvement on a continuing basis.... Sample PDF
Quality Assessment of E-Facilitators
Chapter 19
Célio Gonçalo Marques, João Noivo
This chapter presents a method to measure the quality of e-learning courses. An introduction is first presented on the problematics of quality in... Sample PDF
E-QUAL: A Proposal to Measure the Quality of E-Learning Courses
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