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Journal Issue
Volume 3 Issue 1 / Jan 2005  pp1‑81

Editor: Shirley Williams

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Sage on the Stage in the Digital Age: The Role of Online Lecture in Distance Learning  pp1‑14

Q B. Chung

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Project Learning and Virtual Collaboration ‑ A Master Program in ICT and Learning  pp15‑22

Bo Fibiger et al

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Suitability of a Virtual Learning Environment for Higher Education  pp23‑32

Marileena Koskela, Piia Kiltti, Inka Vilpola, Janne Tervonen

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IT Support of Competence Based Learning in Groups in a Distance Learning Environment  pp33‑42

Martin-Willems

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Teaching Scientific/Academic Writing in the Digital Age  pp43‑54

Arna Peretz

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Hybrid Model for e‑Learning at Virtual University of Pakistan  pp55‑64

Saba Khalil Toor

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Using Data Mining for e‑Learning Decision Making  pp65‑81

David Monk

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Abstract

The initial investigation aimed to examine the paths learners followed when offered the course in a custom virtual learning environment (VLE) which is structured by tasks, course materials and learning resources. However, it quickly became clear that students were spending little time with the course materials online and the time spent with each page was usually less than 20 seconds. Consequently a better understanding of how learners accessed the electronic course materials was needed to evaluate the effectiveness of developing and delivering courses in this way. By combining data on the activity with content with user profiles it was possible to examine alternate information perspectives and reveal patterns in large volume data sets. Mining data in this way provides ways to learn about learners in order to make effective decisions regarding teaching methods, delivery models and infrastructure investment. 

 

Keywords: data mining, decision making, elearning, VLE

 

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