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Rough set approach for classifying student's learning style : a comparative analysis

Ahmad, Nor Bahiah and Shamsuddin, Siti Mariyam and Idris, Norsham (2015) Rough set approach for classifying student's learning style : a comparative analysis. In: The 7th International Conference on Internet (ICONI 2015), 13-16 Dec, 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.



The student’s interaction in e-learning which were captured in the log file can be intelligently examined to diagnose students’ learning style. This is important since a student’s behaviour while learning online is among the significant parameters for adaptation in e-learning system. Currently, Felder Silverman (FS) is a common learning style model that is frequently used by many researchers for personalizing learning materials based on learning style. There are four learning style dimensions in FS model and most researches need to develop four classifiers to map the characteristics into the dimensions. Such approach is quite tedious in terms of data pre-processing and it also time consuming when it comes to classification. Therefore, this study propose mapping the students’ characteristics into Integrated Felder Silverman (IFS) learning styles, by combining the four learning dimensions in FS model into sixteen learning styles. However, the most crucial problem for IFS model is the difficulties in identifying the significant pattern for the classifier that has high dimension and large number of classes. In this study, fifteen features have been identified as the granule learning features for IFS. Comparative analysis of the Rough Set performance between IFS classifier and the conventional four classifiers shows that the proposed IFS gives higher classification accuracy and rule coverage in identifying student’s learning style. However, Rough Sets generate very large rules for IFS compared to the conventional FS four classifiers.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Felder Silverman, learning style
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1050.9-1091 Educational psychology
ID Code:61455
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:25 Apr 2017 11:48
Last Modified:07 Aug 2017 16:01

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