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    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2017 Vol.7(1): 66-70 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.1.843

The Clustering Analysis Method of the Learning Characteristics Based on the Virtual Learning Community

Yan Cheng, Jian Hua Xie, and Zhi Ming Yang
Abstract—With the rapid development of social economy and the Internet, the network education is becoming a way of teaching which has a wide application range and covering larger area. Virtual learning community (VLC) is a combination of computer technology, psychology, pedagogy and other multi-disciplinary research field and actually a new model of network education. However, the teaching data of VLC are often disorderly, fragmentary, mixed and its value is also not easy to detect. The using of data mining technology will solve this kind of problems and bring many unexpected benefits support the teaching of the VLC. This paper reports on the analysis of learning behavior of the VLC and how to extract the feature vector of learning. The fuzzy c-means clustering algorithm is applied to analyze the learning behavior and divide the students of the VLC by the feature of them. Then some targeted teaching guidance can be made for each group. This kind of grouping strategy is to be found feasible and achieved good effect by simulation experiment.

Index Terms—Fuzzy c-means clustering algorithm,learning characteristics, virtual learning community(VLC).

Yan Cheng is with Tongji University. She is also with Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China (e-mail: chyan88888@jxnu.edu.cn).
Jian Hua Xie and Zhi Ming Yang are with Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China (e-mail: 971383331@qq.com, 709830862@qq.com).

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Cite: Yan Cheng, Jian Hua Xie, and Zhi Ming Yang, "The Clustering Analysis Method of the Learning Characteristics Based on the Virtual Learning Community," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 66-70, 2017.

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