Applying Data Mining Techniques to e-Learning Problems

  • Félix Castro
  • Alfredo Vellido
  • Àngela Nebot
  • Francisco Mugica
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 62)

Abstract

This chapter aims to provide an up-to-date snapshot of the current state of research and applications of Data Mining methods in e-learning. The cross-fertilization of both areas is still in its infancy, and even academic references are scarce on the ground, although some leading education-related publications are already beginning to pay attention to this new field. In order to offer a reasonable organization of the available bibliographic information according to different criteria, firstly, and from the Data Mining practitioner point of view, references are organized according to the type of modeling techniques used, which include: Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, Clustering and Visualization Methods, Fuzzy Logic, Intelligent agents, and Inductive Reasoning, amongst others. From the same point of view, the information is organized according to the type of Data Mining problem dealt with: clustering, classification, prediction, etc.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Félix Castro
    • 1
  • Alfredo Vellido
    • 1
  • Àngela Nebot
    • 1
  • Francisco Mugica
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Llenguatges i Sistemes Informatics, LSIUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaCampus NordEspaña
  2. 2.Instituto Latinoamericano de la Comunicación Educativa (ILCE)MéxicoMéxico

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