Data-Mining Research in Education

Jiechao Cheng

As an interdisciplinary discipline, data mining (DM) is popular in education area especially when examining students' learning performances. It focuses on analyzing educational related data to develop models for improving learners' learning experiences and enhancing institutional effectiveness. Therefore, DM does help education institutions provide high-quality education for its learners. Applying data mining in education also known as educational data mining (EDM), which enables to better understand how students learn and identify how improve educational outcomes. Present paper is designed to justify the capabilities of data mining approaches in the filed of education. The latest trends on EDM research are introduced in this review. Several specific algorithms, methods, applications and gaps in the current literature and future insights are discussed here.

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