Educational Data Mining: A Systematic Literature Mapping Study

Educational Data Mining: A Systematic Literature Mapping Study

Aslıhan Tüfekci, Esra Ayça Güzeldereli Yılmaz
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2562-3.ch004
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The education-training process and all activities related to it have the power to direct the future of societies. From this point of view, the process should be analyzed frequently in terms of input, output, and other process elements. Educational data mining is a multidisciplinary research area that develops methods and techniques for discovering data derived from various information systems used in education. It contributes to the understanding of the learning styles of learners and enables data-driven decision making to develop existing learning practices and learning materials. The number of academic and technical research on educational data mining is on the rise, and this has led to the need to systematically categorize the existing practices. This systematic mapping study was conducted to provide an overview of the current work on educational data mining and its results are based on 153 primary sources including journal papers, articles published in magazines, conference and symposium papers, theses, and others.
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With the use of today's technological systems in education, it has provided large data sources in the field of education. Data mining practices are based on the fact that there is a lot of undisclosed confidential information that can be useful both for students, teachers, administrative staff and educational institutions in large data stacks of the educational process. With the development of technology, it is foreseen that future educational environments will be designed with hidden patterns to be obtained from these data.

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Educational Data Mining: An interdisciplinary field of study that is directly related to many fields such as computer science, statistics, mathematics, and data visualization.

Systematic Mapping: A method of describing the research available in a topic area.

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