Date Added: Dec 2010
Modern distance education essentially differs from traditional pattern of education in providing personalized education support service. Application of data mining techniques to the World Wide Web, referred to as Web mining, which has been the focus of several recent research projects and papers. One of several possibilities can be its application to the distance education. Taken as a whole, the emerging trends in distance education are facilitating its usability on the Internet. With the explosive growth of information sources available on the WWW, it has increasingly understood for Web mining to be suitable for keeping pace with the trends in education, such as mass customization.