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Evaluation of usage patterns for web-based educational systems using web mining

Donnellan, David and Pahl, Claus (2001) Evaluation of usage patterns for web-based educational systems using web mining. In: ECITE’2001 European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation, 17-18 Sept. 2001, Oxford, UK. .

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Abstract

Virtual courses often separate teacher and student physically from one another, resulting in less direct feedback. The evaluation of virtual courses and other computer-supported educational systems is therefore of major importance in order to monitor student progress, guarantee the quality of the course and enhance the learning experience for the student. We present a technique for the usage evaluation of Web-based educational systems focussing on behavioural analysis, which is based on Web mining technologies. Sequential patterns are extracted from Web access logs and compared to expected behaviour.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:E-Learning; web-based educational systems
Subjects:Social Sciences > Educational technology
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:15924
Deposited On:20 Jul 2011 14:22 by Shane Harper. Last Modified 20 Jul 2011 14:22

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