ERIC Number: ED479460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
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Adaptive User Model for Web-Based Learning Environment.
Garofalakis, John; Sirmakessis, Spiros; Sakkopoulos, Evangelos; Tsakalidis, Athanasios
This paper describes the design of an adaptive user model and its implementation in an advanced Web-based Virtual University environment that encompasses combined and synchronized adaptation between educational material and well-known communication facilities. The Virtual University environment has been implemented to support a postgraduate course. It aims to cover the fundamental needs of a student, providing a wide range of automatically renewable educational material on any subject chosen under the umbrella of a powerful set of supportive tools homogenized with the user's topic of interest. An overview of the Virtual University framework is given, followed by a description of the user profile model. Discussion then moves to curriculum and course adaptation and intelligent filtering in communication data. (Contains 24 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Design, Teaching Models, Virtual Universities
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