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Data Mining in Educational Databases

Data Mining in Educational Databases
Typ: Seminar
Lehrstuhl: Lehrstuhl für Ökonometrie und Statistik

 Geb. 20.54, Raum 101 (Statistik)


 Di, 06.05.2014, 13:00 Uhr

Beginn: Di, 06.05.2014


SWS: 2
LVNr.: 2521030

 Vortrag, schriftliche Ausarbeitung


in englischer Sprache



Data mining is a process of identifying and extracting hidden patterns, knowledge and information from databases and data warehouses. Today, one of the biggest challenges that educational institutes face is to use educational data to improve the quality of managerial decisions. Due to the huge educational databases, data mining enables organizations to use their current reporting capabilities to uncover and understand hidden patterns in vast datasets. Furthermore, data mining techniques can be used to extract meaningful knowledge and useful information from the huge educational databases. Data mining is a powerful analytical tool that enables educational institutions to better allocate resources and staff, and improve the effectiveness of alumni development.


Topics of this seminar are:


  • Data mining in higher education
  • Importance of data mining in higher education
  • Data mining and its application in higher education
  • Educational data mining
  • Data mining in course management
  • Predicting student performance by data mining techniques




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To register for this seminar by e-mail is required. Interested persons please contact the seminar leader: seyed.mirashrafi@kit.edu 

Anmeldungsschluss: 30.04.2014