A rule-based expert system for teachers’ certification in the use of learning management systems

  1. Luisa M. Regueras 1
  2. María Jesús Verdú 1
  3. Juan-Pablo de Castro 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Valladolid

    Universidad de Valladolid

    Valladolid, España

    ROR https://ror.org/01fvbaw18


ISSN: 1989-1660

Year of publication: 2022

Volume: 7

Issue: 7

Pages: 75-81

Type: Article

DOI: 10.9781/IJIMAI.2022.11.004 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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In recent years and accelerated by the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, Learning Management Systems (LMS) are increasingly used as a complement to university teaching. LMS provide an important number of resources and activities that teachers can freely select to complement their teaching, which means courses with different usage patterns difficult to characterize. This study proposes an expert system to automatically classify courses and certify teachers’ LMS competence from LMS logs. The proposed system uses clustering to stablish the classification scheme. From the output of this algorithm, it defines the rules used to classify courses. Data registered from a university virtual campus with 3,303 courses and two million interactive events have been used to obtain the classification scheme and rules. The system has been validated against a group of experts. Results show that it performs successfully. Therefore, it can be concluded that the system can automatically and satisfactorily evaluate and certify the teachers’ LMS competence evidenced in their courses.

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