User Behavior Observations for Supporting Offline Delivering of Learning Materials in a Mobile System PROCEEDINGS
Anna Trifonova, Marco Ronchetti, University of Trento, Italy
World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
In the context of e-learning and especially in adaptive learning systems an integral part of any system is the user analysis and behavior observation. We look at this important part from another angle - the one of mobile learning and more specifically the automatic delivery of learning material during users' offline periods. This process, called hoarding, depends strongly on system's awareness of the user specific needs, problems, behavior characteristics and preferences. As our goal is not to adapt the material to be presented, nor to influence on user's learning sequence, but to predict what part of the material the user will need for his/her next learning session, the process of user modeling and the parameters that interest us differ. Here we discuss these differences, the problems that we meet and possible ways to solve them.
Trifonova, A. & Ronchetti, M. (2005). User Behavior Observations for Supporting Offline Delivering of Learning Materials in a Mobile System. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2005 (pp. 1520-1527). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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