You are here:

Implementation and performance evaluation of parameter improvement mechanisms for intelligent e-learning systems

, ,

Computers & Education Volume 49, Number 3, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


In recent years, designing useful learning diagnosis systems has become a hot research topic in the literature. In order to help teachers easily analyze students’ profiles in intelligent tutoring system, it is essential that students’ portfolios can be transformed into some useful information to reflect the extent of students’ participation in the curriculum activity. It is observed that students’ portfolios seldom reflect students’ actual studying behaviors in the learning diagnosis systems given in the literature; we thus propose three kinds of learning parameter improvement mechanisms in this research to establish effective parameters that are frequently used in the learning platforms. The proposed learning parameter improvement mechanisms can calculate the students’ effective online learning time, extract the portion of a message in discussion section which is strongly related to the learning topics, and detect plagiarism in students’ homework, respectively. The derived numeric parameters are then fed into a Support Vector Machine (SVM) classifier to predict each learner’s performance in order to verify whether they mirror the student’s studying behaviors. The experimental results show that the prediction rate for the SVM classifier can be increased up to 35.7% in average after the inputs to the classifier are “purified” by the learning parameter improvement mechanisms. This splendid achievement reveals that the proposed algorithms indeed produce the effective learning parameters for commonly used e-learning platforms in the literature.


Huang, C.J., Chu, S.S. & Guan, C.T. (2007). Implementation and performance evaluation of parameter improvement mechanisms for intelligent e-learning systems. Computers & Education, 49(3), 597-614. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved September 29, 2020 from .

This record was imported from Computers & Education on January 30, 2019. Computers & Education is a publication of Elsevier.

Full text is availabe on Science Direct: