Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies

2020 Edition
| Editors: Arthur Tatnall

Educational Assessment, Educational Data Mining, and Learning Analytics

  • Vanda LuengoEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10576-1_43



Baker and Yacef (2009) define Educational Data Mining like a “discipline, concerned with developing methods for exploring the unique types of data that come from educational settings, and using those methods to better understand students, and the settings which they learn in.”

The definition of learning analytics prosed by Siemens (2011) is “the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environments in which it occurs.” It could be useful to precise the level of the analysis; Buckingham Shum (Buckingham 2012) proposes macro-, meso-, and microlevels that refer to the range of the target. Macro-level targets cross-institutional analysis, meso-level is the institutional level, and microlevel is the individual...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Informatique de Paris 6Sorbonne Université CNRSParisFrance

Section editors and affiliations

  • Eric Sanchez
    • 1
  1. 1.CERFUniversity of Fribourg (CH)FribourgSwitzerland