Adaptive Navigation on the World Wide Web: An Individualized and Contextualized Rough Guide Metaphor Approach
David Ribeiro Lamas, Feliz Ribeiro Gouveia, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Portugal ; Jennifer Jerrams-Smith, Department of Information Systems, United Kingdom
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Seattle, WA USA ISBN 978-1-880094-35-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This project provides a new method of adaptive navigation support that aims to increase the World Wide Web's value as a pedagogical tool. This is achieved by regarding information available on the Web as an open corpus upon which a specialized structure is superimposed which provides for a collaboratively built partial representation of the Web's information space and also for a representation of some of the attributes of the system's users. Building the representation of the Web's information space is a collaborative effort and navigation support is accomplished by a basic route-finding heuristic which selects context specific Web model items and presents them to the user based on the attributes of the user's model. This poster shows the system's architecture and describes all of its features and components and also identifies a number of further questions, generated by the current work, which need to be addressed in future research.
Lamas, D.R., Gouveia, F.R. & Jerrams-Smith, J. (1999). Adaptive Navigation on the World Wide Web: An Individualized and Contextualized Rough Guide Metaphor Approach. In B. Collis & R. Oliver (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 1999--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (p. 1531). Seattle, WA USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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