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User Modeling in Adaptive Hypermedia Educational Systems

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Journal of Educational Technology & Society Volume 11, Number 1, ISSN 1176-3647 e-ISSN 1176-3647


This document is a survey in the research area of User Modeling (UM) for the specific field of Adaptive Learning. The aims of this document are: To define what it is a User Model; To present existing and well known User Models; To analyze the existent standards related with UM; To compare existing systems. In the scientific area of User Modeling (UM), numerous research and developed systems already seem to promise good results, but some experimentation and implementation are still necessary to conclude about the utility of the UM. That is, the experimentation and implementation of these systems are still very scarce to determine the utility of some of the referred applications. At present, the Student Modeling research goes in the direction to make possible reuse a student model in different systems. The standards are more and more relevant for this effect, allowing systems communicate and to share data, components and structures, at syntax and semantic level, even if most of them still only allow syntax integration. (Contains 4 tables and 7 figures.)


Martins, A.C., Faria, L., Vaz de Carvalho, C. & Carrapatoso, E. (2008). User Modeling in Adaptive Hypermedia Educational Systems. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 11(1), 194-207. Retrieved May 8, 2021 from .

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