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Evaluating the personalised and adaptable learning provided by e-learning platforms PROCEEDINGS

, , The University of Greenwich, United Kingdom ; , The University of East London, United Kingdom

World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-76-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Many common e-learning platforms (for example Moodle) offer good course and learner management tools but to what extent do they offer a “personalised” learning experience for the learner? This research evaluates current common e-learning platforms to assess how much personalization and adaptable learning they offer, i.e. to what extent do they adapt the learning content or course structure to the learner’s specific needs. This paper describes current e-learning platforms evaluation research and then proposes evaluation criteria and the research findings are then described in detail. An overview of the e-learning platform iLearn (Peter, Bacon and Dastbaz 2008) is given and it describes how it uses the VARK (Fleming 1995) learning style and semantic web technologies to enhance the platform’s personalisation and adaptability for the learner by providing the learner with a bespoke learning package based on their specific requirements.

Citation

Peter, S., Bacon, L. & Dastbaz, M. (2009). Evaluating the personalised and adaptable learning provided by e-learning platforms. In T. Bastiaens et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (pp. 3089-3096). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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