MDM tool: A data mining framework integrated into Moodle

Luna, J. M. and Castro, C. and Romero, Cristobal (2017) MDM tool: A data mining framework integrated into Moodle. Computer Applications in Engineering Education, 25 (1). pp. 90-102.

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The interest in developing Learning Analytics tools that can be integrated into the well-known Moodle course management systems is increasing nowadays. These tools generally provide some type of basic analytics and graphs about users' interaction in the course. However, they do not enable a varied set of Data Mining techniques to be applied, such as approaches for classification, clustering, or association. To address this issue, a new and freely available Moodle Data Mining tool, named MDM, has been proposed in this paper. The proposed tool eases the whole knowledge discovery process, including tasks such as selection, data pre-processing, and data mining from Moodle courses. The proposed MDM tool has been developed in PHP programming language, so it can be easily integrated into Moodle as a module for a specific course. Its main features and architecture are described in depth, and a tutorial is also provided as a practical way of using the MDM interface. Finally, some experimental results using a real-life sample dataset of mechanical engineering students are analyzed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: data Mining; clustering; classification; association; moodle
Subjects: Educational technology > Learning analytics
Depositing User: Elizabeth Dalton
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 07:24
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 07:24

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