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User control of adaptation in an automated web-based learning environment

Brailsford, Timothy; Ashman, Helen; Stewart, Craig; Zakaria, Mohamed Ramzy; Moore, Adam

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Authors

Helen Ashman

Craig Stewart

Mohamed Ramzy Zakaria

Adam Moore



Abstract

Adaptive hypertext provides a powerful approach to the problems of providing information that is appropriate to the diverse needs of users, and it is most commonly implemented in education. In this paper we describe how an experimental XML- based adaptive learning environment (WHURLE) has been built to facilitate the creation of reusable educational content. WHURLE authors fall into three categories – subject experts create “chunks” – conceptually discrete units of content; teachers create “lessons” and technical authors create the user models that inform the systems adaptation. WHURLE has a modular architecture so that alternative skins and adaptation filters may be used to radically change its appearance and behaviour. We also consider issues involved with navigation in an adaptive docuverse, and describe a mechanism for user-control of the adaptation – tantamount to a manual override of the user model.

Citation

Brailsford, T., Ashman, H., Stewart, C., Zakaria, M. R., & Moore, A. (2002, November). User control of adaptation in an automated web-based learning environment. Paper presented at First International Conference on Information Technology & Applications (ICITA 2002). Bathurst, Australia, Bathurst, Australia

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name First International Conference on Information Technology & Applications (ICITA 2002). Bathurst, Australia
Conference Location Bathurst, Australia
Start Date Nov 25, 2002
End Date Nov 28, 2002
Acceptance Date Aug 1, 2002
Publication Date Nov 25, 2002
Deposit Date Oct 16, 2018
Publicly Available Date Oct 17, 2018
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
ISBN 1864671149
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1075636
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : International Conference on Information Technology & Applications (ICITA 2002)

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