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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-010-01-0058


Experiences with Adaptive User and Learning Models in eLearning Systems for Higher Education

Thomas Flor (Research and Technology, Software Architecture, Germany)

Abstract: Cooperative learning is characterized by communication and interaction in a group. Computer-supported cooperative/collaborative learning (CSCL) is a specific form doing away with previous spatial and temporal restrictions. At the starting point of our examinations lie known learning processes and their possible support through a CSCL system. Both the significance of different user models and the variety of styles and roles of learning are analyzed in CSCL systems and illustrated in scenarios supporting cooperative or collaborative learning processes. The practical evaluation of the methods and algorithms was done using an adaptive CSCL system to promote learning effects on the domain of software engineering.

Keywords: CSCL, adaptive eLearning, learning models, user modeling

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