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Links for learning: Linking for an adaptive learning environment

Moore, Adam; Stewart, Craig; Martin, Duncan; Brailsford, Tim; Ashman, Helen


Adam Moore

Craig Stewart

Duncan Martin

Helen Ashman


The automated generation of links within a body of educational material is critical to the cost-effective implementation of Technology Based Learning. This paper describes the linking system used by WHURLE - an adaptive web-based integrated learning environment. Structural links are dynamically generated from lessons using an autonavigation system. Authored links are created by teachers or students, and consist of bidirectional links between different points in the content or between WHURLE and elsewhere on the Web. Authored links are defined in a linkbase that is either attached to a lesson (i.e. teacher originated) or to a user profile (i.e. student originated). These links may be single (i.e. one to one), hubs (one to many) or plural (many to many), and are implemented by Goate, a content modifying proxy system.


Moore, A., Stewart, C., Martin, D., Brailsford, T., & Ashman, H. (2004, February). Links for learning: Linking for an adaptive learning environment. Paper presented at IASTED International Conference on Web-based Education (WBE 2004), Innsbruck, Austria

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name IASTED International Conference on Web-based Education (WBE 2004)
Conference Location Innsbruck, Austria
Start Date Feb 16, 2004
End Date Feb 18, 2004
Acceptance Date Feb 1, 2004
Publication Date Feb 16, 2004
Deposit Date Oct 1, 2018
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
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Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : 3rd IASTED International Conference on Web-Based Education (WBE 2004)