Exploring students' learning attributes in consecutive lessons to improve prediction performance

Shaymaa E. Sorour, Tsunenori Mine

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Building an understandable student prediction model has an essential role to play in the educational environment. Most current prediction models are difficult for teachers to interpret. This poses problems for model use (e.g., improve student performance, interventions and allow a feedback process). In this paper, we propose a new approach in building a practical model by identifying a number of attributes in comment data that reflect students' learning attitudes, tendencies and activities involved with the lesson. We check the capability of an attributes representation model compared to the Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) model that represents student comments as a statistical latent class 'Topics.' In addition, we employ a Multi-Instance Learning (MIL) method to all available information for each student to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of classical representation for each lesson to predict final student performance. Computational experiments show that when the model is regarded as MIL, the prediction performance achieves better results than those based on single instance representation for each lesson.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference, ACSW 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340427
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2016
EventAustralasian Computer Science Week Multiconference, ACSW 2016 - Canberra, Australia
Duration: Feb 1 2016Feb 5 2016

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


OtherAustralasian Computer Science Week Multiconference, ACSW 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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