Supporting Institutional Awareness and Academic Advising using Clustered Study Profiles
Gavriushenko, M., Saarela, M., & Kärkkäinen, T. (2017). Supporting Institutional Awareness and Academic Advising using Clustered Study Profiles. In P. Escudeiro, G. Costagliola, S. Zvacek, J. Uhomoibhi, & B. M. McLaren (Eds.), CSEDU 2017 : Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education. Vol. 1 (pp. 35-46). Setúbal: SCITEPRESS Science And Technology Publications. doi:10.5220/0006252300350046
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The purpose of academic advising is to help students with developing educational plans that support their academic career and personal goals, and to provide information and guidance on studies. Planning and management of the students’ study path is the main joint activity in advising. Based on a study log of passed courses, we propose to use robust, prototype-based clustering to identify a set of actual study path profiles. Such profiles identify groups of students with similar progress of studies, whose analysis and interpretation can be used for better institutional awareness and to support evidence-based academic advising. A model of automated academic advising system utilizing the possibility to determine the study profiles is proposed.