Mining concept maps to understand university students’ learning

Jin Soung Yoo, Moon Heum Cho

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7 Scopus citations

Abstract

Concept maps, visual representations of knowledge, are used in an educational context as a way to represent students’ knowledge, and identify mental models of students; however there is a limitation of using concept mapping due to its difficulty to evaluate the concept maps. A concept map has a complex structure which is composed of concepts and their relationships that often have a weighted direction. This work explores the feasibility of the analysis of concept maps using data mining methods, and investigate the possibility of using concept maps as a research tool to understand college student’s learning. A total of 111 college students participated in this study. The findings from frequent concept mining and sub-concept map mining suggest that students expect a traditional way of learning. The study also shows a promising area of further study in the area of data mining in education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, EDM 2012
EditorsKalina Yacef, Osmar R. Zaiane, Arnon Hershkovitz, Michael Yudelson
Publisherwww.educationaldatamining.org
ISBN (Electronic)9781742102764
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, EDM 2012 - Chania, Greece
Duration: Jun 19 2012Jun 21 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, EDM 2012

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, EDM 2012
CountryGreece
CityChania
Period6/19/126/21/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Yoo, J. S., & Cho, M. H. (2012). Mining concept maps to understand university students’ learning. In K. Yacef, O. R. Zaiane, A. Hershkovitz, & M. Yudelson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, EDM 2012 (Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, EDM 2012). www.educationaldatamining.org.