Optimization of an Online Course with Web Usage Mining

L.E. Akman, B. Akkan, and N. Baykal (Turkey)


Web mining, Web usage mining, Data mining


The huge amount of information existing in the World Wide Web constitutes an ideal environment to implement data mining techniques. Web mining is the mining of web data. There are different applications of web mining: web content mining, web structure mining and web usage mining. In our study we analyzed an online course by web usage mining techniques in order to optimize the navigation paths, the duration of the time spend on each page and the number of visits throughout the semester of the course. Moreover possible solutions have been proposed to the problems that have been fixed by our work. We conclude the paper with the results of our study.

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