Data Mining Algorithms to Classify Students

Cristóbal Romero, Sebastián Ventura, Pedro G. Espejo, César Hervás
2008 Educational Data Mining  
In this paper we compare different data mining methods and techniques for classifying students based on their Moodle usage data and the final marks obtained in their respective courses. We have developed a specific mining tool for making the configuration and execution of data mining techniques easier for instructors. We have used real data from seven Moodle courses with Cordoba University students. We have also applied discretization and rebalance preprocessing techniques on the original
more » ... cal data in order to verify if better classifier models are obtained. Finally, we claim that a classifier model appropriate for educational use has to be both accurate and comprehensible for instructors in order to be of use for decision making.
dblp:conf/edm/RomeroVEH08 fatcat:3xj3qj3s7zhe5emd5plneb5piu