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Volume 16 / Issue 19

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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-016-19-2862


Model-driven Transformation and Validation of Adaptive Educational Hypermedia using CAVIAr

Mark Melia (Dublin City University, Ireland)

Claus Pahl (Dublin City University, Ireland)

Abstract: Authoring of Adaptive Educational Hypermedia is a complex activity requiring the combination of a range of design and validation techniques. We demonstrate how Adaptive Educational Hypermedia can be transformed into CAVIAr courseware validation models allowing for its validation. The model-based representation and analysis of different concerns and model-based mappings and transformations are key contributors to this integrated solution. We illustrate the benefits of Model Driven Engineering methodologies that allow for interoperability between CAVIAr and a well known Adaptive Educational Hypermedia framework. By allowing for the validation of Adaptive Educational Hypermedia, the course creator limits the risk of pedagogical problems in migrating to Adaptive Educational Hypermedia from static courseware.

Keywords: Adaptive e-learning, Courseware Validation, Courseware authoring, Courseware construction, Model-driven engineering

Categories: D.2.2, H.1.0, L.2.0, L.3.0