Evaluating the personalised and adaptable learning provided by e-learning platforms
Peter, S.E., Bacon, E. and Dastbaz, M. (2009) Evaluating the personalised and adaptable learning provided by e-learning platforms. In: Bastiaens, Theo, Dron, Jon and Xin, Cindy, (eds.) Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA, USA, pp. 3089-3096. ISBN 1-880094-76-2Full text not available from this repository.
Many common e-learning platforms (for example Moodle) offer good course and learner management tools but to what extent do they offer a “personalised” learning experience for the learner? This research evaluates current common e-learning platforms to assess how much personalization and adaptable learning they offer, i.e. to what extent do they adapt the learning content or course structure to the learner’s specific needs. This paper describes current e-learning platforms evaluation research and then proposes evaluation criteria and the research findings are then described in detail. An overview of the e-learning platform iLearn (Peter, Bacon and Dastbaz 2008) is given and it describes
how it uses the VARK (Fleming 1995) learning style and semantic web technologies to enhance the platform’s personalisation and adaptability for the learner by providing the learner with a bespoke learning package based on their specific requirements.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Additional Information:|| Paper presented at E-Learn 2009: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, held 26-30 October 2009, Vancouver, BC Canada.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||evaluation, personalised, adaptable learning, e-learning platforms|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences|
|Last Modified:||03 Nov 2011 14:17|
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