Date Added: Jan 2013
Any university management system accumulates a cartload of data and analytics can be applied on it to gather useful information to aid the academic decision making process. This paper is to demonstrate the significance of a data analytic web service in the education domain. This can be integrated with the university management system or any other application of the university easily. Analytics as a web service offers much benefits over the traditional analysis methods. The web service can be hosted on a web server and accessed over the internet or on to the private cloud of the campus. The data from various courses from different departments can be uploaded and analyzed easily. In this paper, the authors design a web service framework to be used in educational data mining that provide analysis as a service.