Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on (2003)
July 9, 2003 to July 11, 2003
Vincenza Carchiolo , Universita di Catania
Alessandro Longheu , Universita di Catania
Michele Malgeri , Universita di Catania
Giuseppe Mangioni , Universita di Catania
The E-learning represents the new frontier of education, significantly improving the learning process. In this paper we propose an e-learning model, providing both teachers and students with an open and modular learning environment. We then focus on courses personalization, both in terms of contents and teaching materials, according to each student s needs and capabilities, also taking teacher guidelines into account. To accomplish this, we model courses/lessons as graph nodes, where arcs represent their precedence/succession relationships. We outline a courses generation/presentation engine which allows the creation of personalized learning paths (subgraph) by extracting lessons, eliminating those known to the student, and arranging them into a tree including all possible paths starting from the student's possessed knowledge towards desired knowledge.
V. Carchiolo, M. Malgeri, G. Mangioni and A. Longheu, "Courses Personalization in an E-Learning Environment," Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on(ICALT), Athens, Greece, 2003, pp. 252.