Adaptive User Model for Web-Based Learning Environment
John Garofalakis, Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, Greece ; Evangelos Sakkopoulos, University of Patras, Computer Engineering & Informatics Dept, Greece ; Spiros Sirmakessis, Hellenic Open University, Greece ; Athanasios Tsakalidis, Universit
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-46-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
The design and implementation of an adaptive user model in a web-based learning environment is described. It includes techniques that provide personalization features to the educational topic and the exchanging information. In this way it customizes the educational process, served by any virtual university to the learning characteristics of the user. Its distinctive functionality is that encompasses combined adaptation between educational material and well-known communication facilities. In fact the user model consists of different layers that make the environment personalized in two axes. Adaptation is performed separately per activity (member of the profile's higher level) and knowledge of the different levels is shared through the common lower level and provides further personalization in a more global sense. Personalization obsolescence is included in the user model to prohibit outdated adaptation or intelligence to keep loading the user interface.
Garofalakis, J., Sakkopoulos, E., Sirmakessis, S. & Tsakalidis, A. (2002). Adaptive User Model for Web-Based Learning Environment. In M. Driscoll & T. Reeves (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2002--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 311-316). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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