A Proposed Framework to Support Adaptivity in Virtual Learning Environments


The revolution of the Internet and technology has dramatically changed the educational system in many countries. Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are becoming crucial and widely used in many educational institutions for the adoption of blended and distance learning. However, the “one-size-fit-all” approach is the basis of most of these systems where the differences and preferences such as knowledge level and learning styles of learners are not taken into consideration in their design. In this paper, a generic framework is proposed reflecting a novel approach in order to support adaptivity in LMSs. The framework is composed of two major modules: the Event-Condition-Action (ECA) module and the Multi-agent module. The ECA module is used as the sensing component and source for the Multi-agent module. It provides necessary and real time data based on predefined pedagogical rules to the multi-agent module which reacts accordingly to provide adaptive experiences in LMSs. This paper has been divided into four parts. The first part provides an introduction to e-learning systems, adaptivity and the current challenges. The second part presents related work. The third part discusses our proposed framework with its components. The last part concludes our paper and states our future work.

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Mohammad Al-Omari, De Montfort University, UK
Jenny Carter, De Montfort University, UK
Francisco Chiclana, De Montfort University, UK

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Conference: ECTC2015
Stream: Virtual and personal learning environments

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