Educational data mining: A MOOC experience

Ryan S. Baker, Yuan Wang, Luc Paquette, Vincent Aleven, Octav Popescu, Jonathan Sewall, Carolyn Rosé, Gaurav Singh Tomar, Oliver Ferschke, Jing Zhang, Michael J. Cennamo, Stephanie Ogden, Therese Condit, José Diaz, Scott Crossley, Danielle S. McNamara, Denise K. Comer, Collin F. Lynch, Rebecca Brown, Tiffany BarnesYoav Bergner

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This chapter describes MOOC on educational data mining (EDM)/learning analytics, Big Data in education (referred to later as BDEMOOC in some cases). It also describes BDEMOOC's goals, its design and pedagogy, its content, and the research it afforded. Big Data in education was offered in its first version on the Coursera platform as one of the inaugural courses offered by Columbia University. BDEMOOC's first iteration began on October 24, 2013. It officially ended on December 26, 2013, but the course remained open after that point. The second iteration of BDEMOOC had assignments developed in cognitive tutor authoring tools (CTAT). CTAT supports the rapid authoring of intelligent tutoring system activities that offer a step-by-step guidance for complex problem-solving activities. Like CTAT, Bazaar was integrated into the edX platform. BDEMOOC has supported a number of research projects, making it one of the more thoroughly studied MOOCs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationData Mining And Learning Analytics
Subtitle of host publicationApplications in Educational Research
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781118998205
ISBN (Print)9781118998236
StatePublished - Oct 14 2016


  • Bazaar platform
  • Big Data
  • Cognitive tutor authoring tools
  • Coursera platform
  • EdX platform
  • Educational data mining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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