Educational data mining application for improving the academic tutorial sessions, and the reduction of early dropout in undergraduate students

Alba Llauró, David Fonseca, Eva Villegas, Marian Aláez, Susana Romero

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Abstract

This paper is part of a research related to the application of educational data mining and processes derived from learning and academic analytics. The aim is to identify situations of early dropout risk in undergraduate students and to be able to act proactively through academic tutoring sessions. First-year university students must adapt to a new centre and new teaching methodologies, in numerous cases derived from situations such as the current global pandemic. Therefore, adapting to the new situation and the changes in their study habits that it implies are essential in order to successfully complete and successfully adjust to the course. This article carries out an analytical study of the probability of students dropping out based on various samples collected in the first semester in order to detect at an early stage those students who are likely to have difficulties in passing the course or who could drop out. To corroborate the results, they have been compared with the perception of the tutors of each of the students surveyed in order to be able to act proactively. A prediction was made from the relationship established between the variables studied of the percentage of newly enrolled students who will have no problems in their studies, those who will drop out in the first year and those who have a high probability of dropping out. Tutors will have to carry out an exhaustive monitoring of this entire segment through the application of motivation and support techniques that will enable them to redirect their choices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - TEEM 2021
Subtitle of host publication9th International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality
EditorsMarc Alier, David Fonseca
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages212-218
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450390668
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2021
Event9th International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality, TEEM 2021 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 27 Oct 202129 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality, TEEM 2021
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period27/10/2129/10/21

Keywords

  • Early dropout
  • academic analytics
  • academic tutoring sessions
  • dropout decrease

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