Educational data mining : applications and trends (eBook .
Data mining produced new information by building a real world model using existing data. The result was a description of patterns and relationships in the data to use for prediction (Two Crows, 2004). Data mining is a technical process driven by a business goal (Khabaza, 2009).The 9th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2016) is held under the auspices of the International Educational Data Mining Society at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, in the USA. The conference, held June 29-July 2, 2016, follows the eight previous editions (Madrid 2015, London 2014, Memphis 2013, Chania 2012, Eindhoven 2011, Pittsburgh 2010 .