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ERIC Number: EJ1121606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-2056-4880
A Hybrid Approach for Supporting Adaptivity in E-Learning Environments
Al-Omari, Mohammad; Carter, Jenny; Chiclana, Francisco
International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, v33 n5 p333-348 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify a framework to support adaptivity in e-learning environments. The framework reflects a novel hybrid approach incorporating the concept of the event-condition-action (ECA) model and intelligent agents. Moreover, a system prototype is developed reflecting the hybrid approach to supporting adaptivity in any given learning management system based on learners' learning styles. Design/methodology/approach: This paper offers a brief review of current frameworks and systems to support adaptivity in e-learning environments. A framework to support adaptivity is designed and discussed, reflecting the hybrid approach in detail. A system prototype is developed incorporating different adaptive features based on the Felder-Silverman learning styles model. Finally, the prototype is implemented in Moodle. Findings: The system prototype supports real-time adaptivity in any given learning management system based on learners' learning styles. It can deal with any type of content provided by course designers and instructors in the learning management system. Moreover, it can support adaptivity at both course and learner levels. Originality/value: To the best of the authors' knowledge, no previous work has been done incorporating the concept of the ECA model and intelligent agents as hybrid architecture to support adaptivity in e-learning environments. The system prototype has wider applicability and can be adapted to support different types of adaptivity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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