ODL Education Environments based on Adaptivity and Adaptability
Alexandra Cristea, Technical University Eindhoven, Netherlands
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-46-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
Now-a-days the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is becoming essential for the rapid dissemination of information. In this context, Open and Distance Learning (ODL) has a growing role in effectively training people for active roles in society. However, modern learners have a variety of backgrounds, knowledge, social environments, preferences, etc. Therefore, our main goal is to set the basis of a European platform of standards for user modeling-based adaptability and adaptation, towards individualization of the learning process. This paper reports the birth of a European project, ambitiously aiming to go one step further than plain user modeling (UM), by creating a common structure for the ODL systems' adaptive response to specific user needs, towards a modern European Education. The main goal of this paper is to highlight the importance of the standardization of the adaptive and adaptable techniques their variety, and some preliminary research for this project.
Cristea, A. (2002). ODL Education Environments based on Adaptivity and Adaptability. In M. Driscoll & T. Reeves (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2002--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 232-239). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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