Integrating Personalization in E-Learning Communities

Integrating Personalization in E-Learning Communities

Maria Rigou (Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, Greece), Spiros Sirmakessis (Research Academic Computer Technology Insitute and Hellenic Open University, Greece) and Athanasios Tsakalidis (University of Patras, Greece)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/jdet.2004070105
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Web-based learning environments give e-learning new potential by enabling personalized, interactive, just-in-time, current, and user-centric learning tools. In this work, we present the architecture, design, and implementation of a Web-based learning environment that can be used to build and support online learning communities. New material can be uploaded and positioned through a simple Web interface that also allows for account management, definition of topic associations (that lead to the production of recommendations for further reading), and a set of additional explicit and implicit adaptations produced dynamically for personalizing the overall learning experience. Online learning communities may greatly benefit from incorporating adaptive features that take advantage of the knowledge and experiences of community members and use it to better serve each individual depending on personal preferences, goals, and needs, as well as the history of community activity.

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