From Learning Objects to Adaptive Content Services for E-Learning

From Learning Objects to Adaptive Content Services for E-Learning

Peter Brusilovsky (University of Pittsburgh , USA), Vincent P. Wade (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) and Owen Conlan (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 19
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-633-4.ch013
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Abstract

This paper argues that a new generation of powerful E-learning systems could start on the crossroads of two emerging fields: courseware re-use and adaptive educational systems. We argue for a new distributed architecture for E-learning systems based on the idea of adaptive reusable content services. This paper discusses problems that have to be solved on the way to the new organization of E-learning and reviews existing approaches and tools that are paving the way to next generation E-learning systems. It also presents two pioneer systems - APeLS and KnowledgeTree that have attempted to develop a new service-based architecture for adaptive E-learning.

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