Educational Data Mining: A Systematic Review of the Published Literature 2006-2013

  • Muna Al-Razgan
  • Atheer S. Al-Khalifa
  • Hend S. Al-Khalifa
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 285)


Educational Data Mining (EDM) is a multidisciplinary field that covers the area of analyzing educational data using data mining techniques. Since 2008 the first annual educational data mining conference has been established. Many articles have been published in the field of EDM due to the eager interest in improving teaching practices for both the learning process and the learners. This paper presents a systematic review of the published EDM literature during 2006-2013 based on the highly cited paper in this domain. More than three hundred papers were collected through Google scholar index, then they were classified according to the application domains, while also providing quantitative analysis of publications according to publication type, year, venue, category and tasks and contributors.


educational data mining data mining systematic review 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muna Al-Razgan
    • 1
  • Atheer S. Al-Khalifa
    • 2
  • Hend S. Al-Khalifa
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Technology Department, College of Computer and Information SciencesKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Computer Research InstituteKing Abdulaziz City for Science and TechnologyRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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