Monday, October 24
1:30 PM-5:00 PM
UTC

Adaptive systems for E-learning

Tutorial ID: 14468
  1. Peter Brusilovsky
    University of Pittsburgh

Abstract: E-Learning is currently a hot research and development area. A challenging research goal is the development of adaptive E-learning applications. The goal of the tutorial is to provide a brief review of the work performed so far in this area and some important information for those who want to implement their own systems. The review is centered on different adaptive technologies that are essentially different ways to add adaptive functionality to an educational system. In the tutorial I will analyze what kind of technologies are available right now, provide a number of practical examples, and discuss how the reviewed technologies can be implemented on the Web. I will also discuss what is the place of these technologies in large-scale Web-based education, i.e., what and how can work in large scale E-Learning classrooms today.

Objectives

E-Learning is currently a hot research and development area. A challenging research goal is the development of adaptive E-learning applications. The goal of the tutorial is to provide a brief review of the work performed so far in his area and some important information for those who want to implement own systems. It will provide an introduction and a literacy course on adaptive E-Learning systems for those who are developing or interested to develop such systems.

Topical Outline

-The Context -Technologies --Origins of AWBES technologies --ITS Technologies ---course sequencing ---intelligent analysis of problem solutions ---interactive problem solving support ---example-based problem solving --Adaptive Hypermedia Technologies ---adaptive presentation ---adaptive navigation support --Web-Inspired Technologies ---Adaptive collaboration support ---peer help and collaborative group formation ---Intelligent class monitoring ---Personalized access to educational digital libraries -Implementation -WWW for adaptive educational systems -AWBES and E-Learning

Prerequisites

Virtually any attendee is relevant. No strong prerequisites. Some awareness about ITS and WWW is required since I am not going to explain what is ITS and what is WWW, but I doubt that it will prevent anyone who is at ITS from attending.

Experience Level

Beginner

Qualifications

Peter Brusilovsky has been working in the area of adaptive educational systems for 15 years. Since 1993 he has participated in the development of several adaptive Web-based educational systems and ITS including ELM-ART and InterBook. Later was involved in developing practical Web-based courses and systems as a Director of Computer Managed Instruction at Carnegie Technology Education. Currently he continues his research on adaptive Web-based educational systems as a faculty at School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Brusilovsky is an author of several review papers on adaptive hypermedia, Web-based ITS, and Web-based education. He delivered a number of successful tutorials for various conferences including User Modeling, ITS, ED-MEDIA, WebNet, Interact and WWW.
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