Predicting student performance in a blended learning environment using learning management system interaction data

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Fahd, K, Miah, Md Shah Jahan M ORCID: 0000-0002-3783-8769 and Ahmed, Khandakar ORCID: 0000-0003-1043-2029 (2021) Predicting student performance in a blended learning environment using learning management system interaction data. Applied Computing and Informatics. ISSN 2634-1964


Purpose: Student attritions in tertiary educational institutes may play a significant role to achieve core values leading towards strategic mission and financial well-being. Analysis of data generated from student interaction with learning management systems (LMSs) in blended learning (BL) environments may assist with the identification of students at risk of failing, but to what extent this may be possible is unknown. However, existing studies are limited to address the issues at a significant scale. Design/methodology/approach: This study develops a new approach harnessing applications of machine learning (ML) models on a dataset, that is publicly available, relevant to student attrition to identify potential students at risk. The dataset consists of the data generated by the interaction of students with LMS for their BL environment. Findings: Identifying students at risk through an innovative approach will promote timely intervention in the learning process, such as for improving student academic progress. To evaluate the performance of the proposed approach, the accuracy is compared with other representational ML methods. Originality/value: The best ML algorithm random forest with 85% is selected to support educators in implementing various pedagogical practices to improve students’ learning.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1108/ACI-06-2021-0150
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Subjects Current > FOR (2020) Classification > 4602 Artificial intelligence
Current > FOR (2020) Classification > 4609 Information systems
Current > Division/Research > College of Science and Engineering
Keywords blended learning, learning environments, student success, student performance, learning management system, LMS
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