Adaptive Hypermedia: A simple way to create Adaptive Strategies using LAGBlocks
Javed Khan, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-16-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Adaptation specifications are very useful in creating adaptive behaviors to support the needs group of learners, authors often lack the time or the skills needed to create new adaptation specification from scratch. Meaningful adaptation specification can only be created by using an adaptive programming language such as LAG. Creating adaptation specification requires the author to know and remember the programming language syntax. This places a knowledge barrier for the author.
In this article we propose a visual framework (LAGBlocks) for LAG adaptation language and an authoring tool (VASE), to create adaptive specification by manipulating LAGBlocks. Thus, we aim to make adaptive specifications (rules) easier to create and to share for authors with little programming knowledge.
Authors are not forced to learn and recall confusing syntax, helping to reduce the learning curve. These pieces can be dragged and joined with mouse with very little programming knowledge.
Khan, J. (2015). Adaptive Hypermedia: A simple way to create Adaptive Strategies using LAGBlocks. In S. Carliner, C. Fulford & N. Ostashewski (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2015--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 202-209). Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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