Predicting Students’ Performance in a Virtual Experience for Project Management Learning

Ana González-Marcos, Rubén Olarte-Valentín, Joaquín Ordieres-Meré, Fernando Alba-Elías

Abstract

This work presents a predictive analysis of the academic performance of students enrolled in project management courses in two different engineering degree programs. Data were gathered from a virtual learning environment that was designed to support the specific needs of the proposed learning experience. The analyzed data included individual attributes related to communication, time, resources, information and documentation activity, as well as behavioral assessment. Also, students’ marks on two exams that took place during the first half of the course were considered as input variables of the predictive models. Results obtained using several regression and classification algorithms –support vector machines, random forests, and gradient boosted trees– confirm the usefulness of Educational Data Mining to predict students’ performance. These models can be used for early identification of weak students who will be at risk in order to take early actions to prevent these students from failure.

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in Harvard Style

González-Marcos A., Olarte-Valentín R., Ordieres-Meré J. and Alba-Elías F. (2019). Predicting Students’ Performance in a Virtual Experience for Project Management Learning.In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: A2E, ISBN 978-989-758-367-4, pages 665-673. DOI: 10.5220/0007843506650673


in Bibtex Style

@conference{a2e19,
author={Ana González-Marcos and Rubén Olarte-Valentín and Joaquín Ordieres-Meré and Fernando Alba-Elías},
title={Predicting Students’ Performance in a Virtual Experience for Project Management Learning},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: A2E,},
year={2019},
pages={665-673},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007843506650673},
isbn={978-989-758-367-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: A2E,
TI - Predicting Students’ Performance in a Virtual Experience for Project Management Learning
SN - 978-989-758-367-4
AU - González-Marcos A.
AU - Olarte-Valentín R.
AU - Ordieres-Meré J.
AU - Alba-Elías F.
PY - 2019
SP - 665
EP - 673
DO - 10.5220/0007843506650673