Learning Style Classification Based on Student's Behavior in Moodle Learning Management System


  • Manal Abdulaziz Abdullah Faculty of Computing and Information Technology FCIT, King Abdulaziz University KAU




In learning field, each student has his own learning style that affects his way of get, process, understand and percept information. Determining the learning style of students enhances the performance of learning process. Two methods are commonly used to acquire student's learning style: static by questionnaire and dynamic by tracing student's navigation on e-learning environment.
In this paper, a new approach to classify students dynamically depending on their learning style was proposed. This approach was experimented on 35 students for Data Structure online course created using Moodle. By extracting students' behavior, data from Moodle log, the learning style for each student was identified according to Felder and Silverman model. Also, learning style based on the behavior have been compared with a quiz results conducted at the end of the course.
Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve have been used to evaluate the quality of classification results comparing with quiz results. Good results with average accuracy of 76% are achieved. Students' data have been divided into four training and testing sets with different splitting ratio. Different testing accuracy values are obtained for the different ratios using each dimension of Felder-Silverman learning style model (FSLSM).

Author Biography

Manal Abdulaziz Abdullah, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology FCIT, King Abdulaziz University KAU

Dr Manal Abdullah is currently an assisst professor at Computer Science Department, Faculty of Computing and Information technology FCIT, King Abdulaziz University, KAU. Her research interests include pattern recognition, Machine Learning, Data classification, Big Data Analysis, and Network Administration.


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How to Cite

Abdullah, M. A. (2015). Learning Style Classification Based on Student’s Behavior in Moodle Learning Management System. Transactions on Engineering and Computing Sciences, 3(1), 28. https://doi.org/10.14738/tmlai.31.868