Didactic Profiling: Supporting the Mobile Learner
Dominic Becking, Stefan Betermieux, Birgit Bomsdorf, Feldmann Birgit, Eberhard Heuel, Patrick Langer, Gunter Schlageter, University of Hagen, Germany
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Washington, DC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-54-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
The Virtual University is a learning environment at the University of Hagen. The project is aimed at distance education of fully employed part-time students inter alia. These students need special assistance in their difficult learning situation in many ways. One goal of this paper is to provide them with appropriate and reasonable to use learning material any time any location where we assume that our learners have their cell phone, smart phone or PDA at hand if nothing else. We show that the well known technical profiling can only be one part of this assistance. We need to know about the learners attitude, preconditions and take into account the strong impact the situation he is in has on the learning process. We developed a didactic profiling system in which we can provide our students with those (and only to those) didactic resources which can reasonably be used under the given environment conditions.
Becking, D., Betermieux, S., Bomsdorf, B., Birgit, F., Heuel, E., Langer, P. & Schlageter, G. (2004). Didactic Profiling: Supporting the Mobile Learner. In J. Nall & R. Robson (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2004--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1760-1767). Washington, DC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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