Annotated Examples and Parameterized Exercises: Analyzing Students’ Behavior Patterns

  • Mehrdad MirzaeiEmail author
  • Shaghayegh Sahebi
  • Peter Brusilovsky
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11625)


Recent studies of student problem-solving behavior have shown stable behavior patterns within student groups. In this work, we study patterns of student behavior in a richer self-organized practice context where student worked with a combination of problems to solve and worked examples to study. We model student behavior in the form of vectors of micro-patterns and examine student behavior stability in various ways via these vectors. To discover and examine global behavior patterns associated with groups of students, we cluster students according to their behavior patterns and evaluate these clusters in accordance with student performance.


Student sequence analysis Frequent pattern mining 



This work is partially supported by the National Science Foundation, under grant IIS-1755910.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mehrdad Mirzaei
    • 1
    Email author
  • Shaghayegh Sahebi
    • 1
  • Peter Brusilovsky
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity at Albany - SUNYAlbanyUSA
  2. 2.School of Computing and InformationUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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