It is my pleasure to announce that our journal paper “Tools for educational data mining: A review” by Slater, S., Joksimović, S., Kovanović, V., Baker, R. S., & Gašević, D. was published in the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics. The article provides an overview of the most important methods for Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics as well as the popular libraries and software tools.
You can find the article on the link below:
In recent years, a wide array of tools have emerged for the purposes of conducting educational data mining (EDM) and/or learning analytics (LA) research. In this article, we hope to highlight some of the most widely used, most accessible, and most powerful tools available for the researcher interested in conducting EDM/LA research. We will highlight the utility that these tools have with respect to common data preprocessing and analysis steps in a typical research project as well as more descriptive information such as price point and user-friendliness. We will also highlight niche tools in the field, such as those used for Bayesian knowledge tracing (BKT), data visualization, text analysis, and social network analysis. Finally, we will discuss the importance of familiarizing oneself with multiple tools—a data analysis toolbox—for the practice of EDM/LA research.