About the Journal

The Journal of Educational Data Mining (JEDM; ISSN 2157-2100) is an international and interdisciplinary forum of research on computational approaches for analyzing electronic repositories of student data to answer educational questions. It is completely and permanently free and open-access to both authors and readers.

Educational Data Mining is an emerging discipline, concerned with developing methods for exploring the unique types of data that come from educational settings, and using those methods to better understand students, and the settings in which they learn.
The journal welcomes basic and applied papers describing mature work involving computational approaches of educational data mining. Specifically, it welcomes high-quality original work including but not limited to the following topics:
  • ►Processes or methodologies followed to analyse educational data
  • ►Integrating the data mining with pedagogical theories
  • ►Describing the way findings are used for improving educational software or teacher support
  • ►Improving understanding of learners' domain representations
  • ►improving assessment of learners' engagement in the learning tasks
From time to time, the journal also welcomes survey articles, theoretical articles, and position papers, in as much as these articles build on existing work and advance our understanding of the challenges and opportunities unique to this area of research.
Editor: Andrew Olney, University of Memphis, USA
Associate Editors:
Ryan S. Baker, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Michel C. Desmarais, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada (editor, 2013-2017)
Agathe Merceron, Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany
Kalina Yacef, University of Sydney, Australia (founding editor 2008-2013)
Author guidelines and submission guidelines can be found here. All other inquiries should be emailed to: jedm.editor@gmail.com.

Current Issue

Published: 2018-06-30

Editorial Acknowledgement

Andrew Olney, Ryan S. Baker, Michel C. Desmarais, Agathe Merceron, Kalina Yacef
Abstract 112 | PDF Downloads 77

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The Continuous Hint Factory - Providing Hints in Vast and Sparsely Populated Edit Distance Spaces

Benjamin Paassen, Barbara Hammer, Thomas William Price, Tiffany Barnes, Sebastian Gross, Niels Pinkwart
Abstract 257 | PDF Downloads 163

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Decision Tree Modeling of Wheel- Spinning and Productive Persistence in Skill Builders

Shimin Kai, Ma. Victoria Almeda, Ryan S. Baker, Cristina Heffernan, Neil Heffernan
Abstract 276 | PDF Downloads 234

Page 36-71

Guest Editors
Ryan S. Baker (Associate Editor), University of Pennsylvania
Neil T. Heffernan, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Thanaporn “March” Patikorn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Aim of Special Issue
We invite paper submissions for a special issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Educational Data Mining that focuses on the scientific findings from the ASSISTments Longitudinal Data Competition.

Although JEDM is not currently indexed, we have calculated the two-year impact factor for 2017 using the Journal Citation Report (JCR) methodology with Google Scholar. Because Google Scholar includes a wide range of publication types, we applied additional criteria of excluding e-prints and technical reports. Even so, our impact factor is more permissive than JCR because it is not restricted to indexed sources.

JEDM's two-year impact factor in 2017 is 3.68