This issue features two
regular articles and one article that is an extended version of a paper
presented at the 16th International Conference on Educational Data
Mining (EDM) that took place in Bengaluru,
India, July 11-14 2024, and published in the conference’s proceedings.
For the second time, the EDM conference and JEDM
coordinated to invite several of the most outstanding papers from the
conference to submit extended versions of those papers for publication as
articles in JEDM. This process affords authors the opportunity to update and
expand their most promising research, including analyses and discussions that
would not have fit into the constraints of the conference proceedings page
limits. In total, the authors of seven papers were invited based on positive
reviews and clear opportunities for beneficial extension; the authors of five
papers accepted the invitation and submitted extended articles for review.
These submissions were reviewed by a mix of individuals who had reviewed the
original EDM submissions as well as new reviewers. Four extended articles are
still under review and may be published in the next issue of JEDM if accepted.
We thank the reviewers who volunteered their time and
effort to provide feedback on these articles.
issue also includes, for the first time, articles published in both PDF and
HTML formats. The HTML format improves accessibility for people using screen
readers, including alt text descriptions of figures. Additionally, HTML
versions of papers are more readily indexed by search engines, potentially
improving the discoverability and impact of research in JEDM. Future issues of
JEDM will include accessible versions of all articles (contributions to the paper
format conversion project are welcome).
Bosch (Accessibility Production Editor), University of Illinois
Feng (Guest Editor), WestEd, USA
Käser (Guest Editor), EPFL, SWITZERLAND
Merceron (Editor), BHT Berlin University of Applied Sciences, GERMANY