International Journal of Information Technology & Computer Science ( IJITCS )
In the recent past, every domain has benefited from the growth of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Education is one such sector with the rapid deployments of e-learning systems. Teaching and learning in e-learning domain is a serious business and there is a need for information processing in order to enrich the learning experience as well as to tap the potential of the growing e-learning business. In this paper, aims to investigate the need for data mining, identify the problems within e-learning that data mining can solve as well as present the existing approaches, currently existing open research challenges and the future directions in this area.