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World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (ELEARN) 2006
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Thomas Reeves & Shirley Yamashita
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This study was intended to pilot the powerful potentials of data mining techniques in revealing students online learning behaviors and constructing and testing predictive models for online learning management, facilitation and improvement. 17,934 server logs were analyzed using statistical models and machine learning data mining techniques (Chen, Sakaguchi & Frolick, 2000; Tseng, Tsai, Su, Tseng & Wang, 2005) to reveal online learning behaviors of 99 undergraduate students in 6 weeks. The results revealed students' behavioral patterns and preference, identified active and passive learners and extracted important parameters for performance prediction. The results also demonstrated how data mining techniques could be utilized to help improve online teaching and learning. Practical implications on educational research and practice were discussed.