Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2763

Full Length Research Paper

Digital mining applications in distance education environments

Tuncay Sevindik* and Necmi Demirkeser
Yildiz Technical University, Department of Computer and Instructional Tech. Educ., Istanbul, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 12 July 2010
  •  Published: 04 November 2010



It is seen that distance education environments are more frequently used due to the progress of internet today. The data acquired from these environments are commonly irregular journal records and text-based communication messages. Digital mining applications are used in order to convert these irregular data into regular, and cleaning out the information stacks. The purpose of this research is to reveal the usage of the types of digital mining application, which are being applied within the distance education environments. For this purpose, a situation-based study was carried out which was related to the subjects of data mining, web mining and text mining, being used in the distance education environments. As a result of the research, a relationship was determined between the types of digital mining.


Key words: Text mining, data mining, web mining.