A soft computing decision support framework to improve the e-learning experience
Document typeConference report
PublisherSociety for Computer Simulation International San Diego
Rights accessOpen Access
In this paper an e-learning decision support framework based on a set of soft computing techniques is presented. The framework is mainly based on the FIR methodology and two of its key extensions: a set of Causal Relevance approaches (CR-FIR), that allow to reduce uncertainty during the forecast stage; and a Rule Extraction algorithm (LR-FIR), that extracts comprehensible, actionable and consistent sets of rules describing the student learning behavior. The data set analyzed was gathered from the data generated from user’s interaction with an e-learning environment. The introductory course data set was analyzed with the proposed framework with the goal to help virtual teachers to understand the underlying relations between the actions of the learners, and make more interpretable the student learning behavior. The results obtained improve system understanding and provide valuable knowledge to teachers about the course performance.
CitationCastro, F.; Nebot, A.; Mugica, F. A soft computing decision support framework to improve the e-learning experience. A: Modeling and Simulation in Education. "SpringSim'08: proceedings of the 2008 spring simulation multiconference". Ottawa: Society for Computer Simulation International San Diego, 2008, p. 781-788.