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dc.contributor.authorLázaro Alvarez, Niurys
dc.contributor.authorCallejas, Zoraida
dc.contributor.authorGriol, David
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-17T11:26:13Z
dc.date.available2020-12-17T11:26:13Z
dc.date.issued2020-10
dc.identifier.citationLázaro Alvarez, N.; Callejas, Z.; Griol, D. Predicting computer engineering students' dropout in cuban higher education with pre-enrollment and early performance data. "JOTSE: Journal of Technology and Science Education", Octubre 2020, vol. 10, núm. 2, p. 241-258.
dc.identifier.issn2013-6374
dc.identifier.issn2014-5349
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/334597
dc.description.abstractWe present an educational data analytics case study aimed at the early detection of potential dropout in Computer Engineering studies in Cuba. We have employed institutional data of 456 students and performed several experiments for predicting their permanency into three (promotion, repetition, and dropout) or two classes (promoting, not promoting). We have also tested a combination of classification features for training and testing decision trees and neural networks; including information obtained at the time of enrollment, after the first semester and after the first academic year. Our results show a considerable accuracy using all features (96.71%). Using only the features available at the time of enrolment and after the first semester we obtain very positive results (68.86% and 93.85% accuracy respectively) with a high recall of non-promoting students. Thus, it is possible to obtain an early assessment of the risk of dropout that can help defining prevention policies
dc.format.extent18 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherOmniaScience
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Ensenyament i aprenentatge::Psicologia de l'educació::Motivació en l'educació
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Ensenyament i aprenentatge::Ensenyament universitari
dc.subject.lcshCollege dropouts
dc.subject.lcshComputer engineering
dc.subject.lcshEducation, Higher
dc.subject.otherDropout
dc.subject.otherRetention
dc.subject.otherPromotion
dc.subject.otherHigher education
dc.subject.otherData analysis
dc.subject.otherComputer engineering
dc.subject.otherAutomatic classification
dc.titlePredicting computer engineering students' dropout in cuban higher education with pre-enrollment and early performance data
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacAbandó dels estudis (Ensenyament universitari)
dc.subject.lemacEnginyeria d'ordinadors
dc.subject.lemacEnsenyament universitari
dc.identifier.doi10.3926/jotse.922
dc.identifier.dlB-2000-2012
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.citation.publicationNameJOTSE: Journal of Technology and Science Education
local.citation.volume10
local.citation.number2
local.citation.startingPage241
local.citation.endingPage258


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