Research Topics on Educational Data Mining in MOOCS

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Vanessa Faria de Souza
Tony Carlos Bignardi dos Santos


Educational Data Mining Techniques have been widely used in MOOC environments to conduct different educational analyzes. In this context, a systematic mapping was conducted in five databases in order to verify which aspects of studies are inherent to the use of Educational Data Mining in MOOCs. The search comprised the period from 2015 to 2019, and 253 searches were found, out of this total, 133 studies were selected. The results revealed that studies on performance analysis, behavior analysis, forum analysis and implementation of recommendation systems are the most frequent themes.


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Faria de Souza, V., & Santos, T. C. B. dos . (2020). Research Topics on Educational Data Mining in MOOCS. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 8(7), 311-320.
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Tony Carlos Bignardi dos Santos, University Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Graduate Program of Informatics in Education


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