Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mining Learning Management System Data to Improve Education

Paul Francis from Astronomy at the Australasian National University is speaking at the ANU Educational Research Conference about data mining he did on data in the Learning Management System of his course. He found a smooth progression for his students. Students who did well in one form of assessment, tended to do well in others. He quipped that the assessment could have been reduced to one multiple choice test, noting more seriously that assessment has multiple purposes, not just giving one number at the end. These are similar results, using similar techniques to the work by Colin Beer at Central Queensland University, reported at Moodle Moot Au 2010.

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