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EDM – Educational Data Mining

Contact Person

Kalina Yacef
Kalina Yacef - kalina.yacef@sydney.edu.au

Kalina Yacef's research lies in the fields of Artificial Intelligence in Education, Educational Data Mining and Human Computer Interaction.

Project Description

Web-based educational systems collect tremendous amount of electronic data, ranging from simple histories of students’ interactions with the system to detailed traces about their reasoning. However, less attention has been given to handling the large quantities of data collected from the students’ interactions and extracting pedagogically useful information from it. Such systems give teachers and learning researchers access to an extensive source of electronic data about students’ learning, data which is currently under-exploited. Data mining techniques have the potential to remedy this situation. Data mining encompasses a range of techniques and algorithms for discovering interesting patterns hidden in large data sets such as association rules, classification, cluster analysis as well as statistical analysis and database query. In this project, the goals are:

  • To identify, adapt or create new data mining methods that are suited for turning learners’ performance data into information of relevance to teachers, instructional designers, and learning researchers.
  • To define how to “massage” the student data so that we can extract interesting patterns
  • To automate/facilitate some of the algorithm selection and pre-processing features
  • To find suitable ways to present the results to users
  • To exploit the patterns found to improve adaptation of teaching systems

Related Publications

2016

Labarthe, Hugues; Bouchet, Francois; Bachelet, Remi; Yacef, Kalina

Does a Peer Recommender Foster Students Engagement in MOOCs Inproceedings

Proceedings of International Conference in Educational Data Mining, 2016.

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McBroom, Jessica; Jeffries, Bryn; Koprinska, Irena; Yacef, Kalina

Mining behaviors of students in autograding submission system logs Inproceedings

Proceedings of International Conference in Educational Data Mining, 2016.

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2013

Martinez-Maldonado, Roberto; Yacef, Kalina; Kay, Judy

Data Mining in the Classroom: Discovering Groups’ Strategies at a Multi-tabletop Environment Inproceedings

International Conference on Educational Data mining, EDM 2013, pp. 121-128, 2013.

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Martinez-Maldonado, Roberto; Yacef, Kalina; Kay, Judy

An automatic approach for mining patterns of collaboration around an interactive tabletop. Inproceedings

International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2013, pp. 101-110, 2013.

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Clayphan, Andrew; Martinez-Maldonado, Roberto; Kay, Judy

Open learner models to support reflection on brainstorming at interactive tabletops. Inproceedings

International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2013, pp. 683-686, 2013.

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Clayphan, Andrew; Martinez-Maldonado, Roberto; Kay, Judy

Designing OLMs for Reflection about Group Brainstorming at Interactive Tabletops Inproceedings

2nd Workshop on Intelligent Support for Learning in Groups at the 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligent in Education, pp. 27-36, 2013.

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2012

Martinez-Maldonado, Roberto; Clayphan, Andrew; Yacef, Kalina; Kay, Judy; Ackad, Christopher James

Sensing, Tracking and Modelling with Ignition - a framework for supporting classroom collaboration. Inproceedings

Educational Interfaces, Software, and Technology 2012: 3rd Workshop on UI Technologies and Educational Pedagogy, Austin, Texas, 2012.

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Ackad, Christopher; Clayphan, Andrew; Martinez, Roberto; Kay, Judy

Seamless and continuous user identification for interactive tabletops using personal device handshaking and body tracking Inproceedings

CHI '12: Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference extended abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Extended Abstracts), pp. 1775–1780, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2012, ISBN: 978-1-4503-1016-1.

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Martinez-Maldonado, Roberto; Kay, Judy; Yacef, Kalina; Schwendimann, Beat

Unpacking traces of collaboration from multimodal data of collaborative concept mapping at a tabletop Inproceedings

International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Future of learning, ICLS 2012, pp. 241-245, 2012.

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Martinez-Maldonado, Roberto; Yacef, Kalina; Kay, Judy; Schwendimann, Beat

An Interactive Teacher's Dashboard for Monitoring Groups in a Multi-tabletop Learning Environment Inproceedings

Proceedings of Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 2012, pp. 482-492, Springer, 2012.

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Martinez-Maldonado, Roberto; Kay, Judy; Yacef, Kalina

ANALYSING KNOWLEDGE GENERATION AND ACQUISITION FROM INDIVIDUAL AND FACE-TO-FACE COLLABORATIVE CONCEPT MAPPING Inproceedings

Canas, A J; Novak, J D; Vanhear, J (Ed.): Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology Proc. of the Fifth Int. Conference on Concept Mapping, pp. 17-24, 2012.

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Martinez-Maldonado, Roberto; Dimitriadis, Yannis; Kay, Judy; Yacef, Kalina; -T, M; Edbauer,

Orchestrating a multi-tabletop classroom: from activity design to enactment and reflection Inproceedings

Proceedings of Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2012, pp. 119-128, ACM, 2012.

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2011

Reimann, Peter; Yacef, Kalina; Kay, Judy

Analyzing collaborative interactions with data mining methods for the benefit of learning Book Chapter

Puntambekar, Sadhana; Erkens, Gijsbert; Hmelo-Silver, Cindy (Ed.): 12 , pp. 161–185, Springer, 2011.

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Martinez, Roberto; Kay, Judy; Yacef, Kalina

Visualisations for longitudinal participation, contribution and progress of a collaborative task at the tabletop Inproceedings

International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2011, pp. 25-32, 2011.

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Martinez, Roberto; Kay, Judy; Yacef, Kalina; Wallace, James

Modelling symmetry of activity as an indicator of collocated group collaboration Inproceedings

19th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, UMAP 2011, pp. 207-218, 2011.

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Martinez, Roberto; Wallace, James; Kay, Judy; Yacef, Kalina

Modelling and identifying collaborative situations in a collocated multi-display groupware setting Inproceedings

International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2011, pp. 196-204, 2011.

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Martinez, Roberto; Ackad, Christopher; Yacef, Kalina; Kay, Judy

Designing tabletop-based systems for user modelling of collaboration Inproceedings

In Adaptive Support for Team Collaboration (ASTC2011) Workshop - The 19th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization,(UMAP2011), pp. 47-51, 2011.

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Martinez, Roberto; Collins, Anthony; Kay, Judy; Yacef, Kalina

Who did what? Who said that? Collaid: an environment for capturing traces of collaborative learning at the tabletop Inproceedings

ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2011, pp. 172–181, Kobe, Japan, 2011, ISBN: 978-1-4503-0871-7.

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Martinez, Roberto; Yacef, Kalina; Kay, Judy; Kharrufa, Ahmed; Al-Qaraghuli, Ammar

Analysing frequent sequential patterns of collaborative learning activity around an interactive tabletop Inproceedings

4th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, EDM2011, pp. 111-120, 2011.

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2010

Kay, Judy; Koprinska, Irena; Yacef, Kalina

Educational Data Mining to Support Group Work in Software Development Projects Book Chapter

C. Romero S. Ventura, Pechenizkiy Baker M R (Ed.): pp. 173-186, Taylor and Francis, 2010.

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Dominguez, Anna Katrina; Yacef, Kalina; Curran, James R

Data Mining for Generating Hints in a Python Tutor Inproceedings

Educational Data Mining conference proceedings, pp. 91-100, Pittsburgh, USA, 2010.

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Southavilay, Vilaythong; Yacef, Kalina; Calvo, Rafael A

Process Mining to Support Students’ Collaborative Writing (Best Student Paper Award) Inproceedings

Educational Data Mining conference proceedings, pp. 257-266, Pittsburgh, USA, 2010.

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Martinez, Roberto; Kay, Judy; Yacef, Kalina

Collaborative Concept Mapping at the Tabletop Inproceedings

ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2010, pp. 207–210, 2010.

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Southavilay, Vilaythong; Yacef, Kalina; Calvo, Rafael A

Analysis of Collaborative Writing Processes Using Hidden Markov Models and Semantic Heuristics Inproceedings

Submitted to Workshop on Semantic Aspects in Data Mining (SADM) at ICDM2010, pp. 543-548, 2010.

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2009

Perera, Dilhan; Kay, Judy; Yacef, Kalina; Koprinska, Irena; Zaiane, Osmar

Clustering and Sequential Pattern Mining of Online Collaborative Learning Data Journal Article

IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 21 (6), pp. 759-772, 2009, ISSN: 1041-4347.

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2008

Merceron, Agathe; yacef, Kalina

Règles d'Association et Analyse d'Interactions d'Apprenants : Mesures d'Intérêt Inproceedings

TICE conference, paris, France, 2008.

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Merceron, A; Yacef, K

Interestingness Measures for Association Rules in Educational Data Inproceedings

Proceedings of Educational Data Mining Conference, pp. 57-66, Montreal, Canada, 2008.

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2007

Perera, Dilhan; Kay, Judy; Yacef, Kalina; Koprinska, Irena

Mining learners' traces from an online collaboration tool Inproceedings

Proceedings of Educational Data Mining workshop, pp. 60-69, Marina del Rey, CA, USA, 2007.

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Zaiane, R O; Yacef, K; Kay, J

Finding Top-n Emerging Sequences to Contrast Sequence Sets Technical Report

Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB, Canada, (07-03), 2007.

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Merceron, A; Yacef, K

Revisiting interestingness of strong symmetric association rules in educational data Inproceedings

Proceedings of International Workshop on Applying Data Mining in e-Learning (ADML'07), 2007.

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Choquet, C; Luengo, V; Yacef, K

Usage Analysis in Learning Systems: Existing Approaches and Scientific Issues Book

2007.

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2006

Kay, Judy; Maisonneuve, Nicolas; Yacef, Kalina; Zaiane, Osmar

Mining patterns of events in students' teamwork data Inproceedings

Online Proceedings of the ITS (Intelligent Tutoring Systems) 2006 Workshop on Educational Data Mining, pp. 45-52, Jhongli, Taiwan, 2006.

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Kay, Judy

Scrutable adaptation: because we can and must Inproceedings

Wade, V; Ashman, H; B.Smyth, (Ed.): Proceedings of Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems, 4th International Conference, AH2006, pp. 11-19, Springer, Dublin, Ireland, 2006.

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Heiner, Cecily; Baker, Ryan; Yacef, Kalina

Proceedings of Educational Data Mining workshop, held in conjunction with the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems Proceeding

Jhongli, Taiwan., 2006.

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Cummins, D; Yacef, K; Koprinska, I

A Sequence Based Recommender System for Learning Resources Journal Article

Australian Journal of Intelligent Information Processing Systems, 9 , pp. 49–56, 2006.

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Cummins, Dean; Yacef, Kalina; Koprinska, Irena

A Sequence Based Recommender System for Learning Resources Inproceedings

Spink, Amanda ; Wilkinson, Ross (Ed.): 11th Australasian Document Computing Symposium (ADCS'06), Brisbane, Australia, 2006.

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2005

Choquet, C; Luengo, V; Yacef, K

Proceedings of Usage Analysis in Learning Systems workshop, held in conjunction with AIED 2005 Proceeding

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2005.

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Merceron, A; Yacef, K

Clustering students to help evaluate learning Book Chapter

Courtiat, Jean-Pierre; Davarakis, Costas; Villemur, Thierry (Ed.): 171 , pp. 31–42, Springer, 2005.

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Merceron, A; Yacef, K

TADA-Ed for Educational Data Mining Journal Article

Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer-Enhanced Learning, 7 (1), 2005.

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Merceron, A; Yacef, K

Educational Data Mining: a Case Study Inproceedings

Looi, C K; McCalla, G; Bredeweg, B; Breuker, J (Ed.): Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, pp. 467–474, IOS Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2005.

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Merceron, A; Yacef, K

Clustering students to help evaluate learning, Technology Enhanced Learning Book Chapter

Courtiat, Jean-Pierre ; Davarakis, Costas ; Villemur, Thierry (Ed.): 171 , pp. 31–42, Springer, 2005.

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2004

Merceron, A; Yacef, K

Mining Student Data Captured from a Web-Based Tutoring Tool: Initial Exploration and Results Journal Article

Journal of Interactive Learning Research (JILR), 15 (4), pp. 319–346, 2004.

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Merceron, A; Yacef, K

Train, store, analyse for more adaptive teaching Inproceedings

Proceedings of International Symposium Information and Knowledge Technologies in Higher Education and Industry (TICE2004), pp. 52–59, Technical University of Compigne, Compiegne, France, 2004.

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