An Investigation into Adaptive e-Learning Based on Learning Styles
Paul Clayden, Kocomm Ltd, New Zealand ; Ian Warren, Auckland University, New Zealand
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Orlando, FL USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
E-Learning systems have traditionally focussed on supplying the learner with a static structured approach to learning content on particular subject matter. Intelligent Tutoring Systems brought some hope to making e-learning more flexible by providing "intelligent' tutoring or annotated menus for course navigation. Other recent research in the area of adaptive courseware in e-learning systems has focussed more on adapting content or sequencing of content based on the single learning style for a learner. We believe this is an incomplete area of e-learning technology in adaptive terms and further to this we believe adaption of courseware based on learning styles is a complex multi-faceted problem, whereby a learner's style(s) may not be fixed in all situations but are a complex dynamic attribute of the learner. We introduce an approach to adapting courseware content in a SCORM based e-learning system to align course objectives with a particular learner's style(s), ability and circumstances based on sound knowledge of teaching methods.
Clayden, P. & Warren, I. (2006). An Investigation into Adaptive e-Learning Based on Learning Styles. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2006--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2667-2672). Orlando, FL USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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