Date Added: Jun 2012
Data mining is an important paradigm for educational assessment. The usual assumption is that mining is performed after educational activity with that activity having been designed without regard for the mining process. Educational Data Mining (EDM) is an emerging interdisciplinary research area that deals with the development of methods to explore data originating in an educational context. Data Mining represents a process developed to examine large amounts of data routinely collected. The term also refers to a collection of tools used to perform the process. Data mining is used in most areas where data are collected-marketing, health, communications, education, etc.