WiBAF into a CMS: personalization in learning environments made easy

Aleandro Montes Garcia, Natalia Stash, Marc Fabri, Paul De Bra, George H.L. Fletcher, Mykola Pechenizkiy

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Abstract

Adaptivity has proven successful in reducing navigation and comprehension problems in hypermedia documents. Authoring of adaptive hypermedia documents and especially of the adaptivity in these documents has been problematic or at least labour intensive throughout AH history. This paper shows how the integration of a CMS with an adaptive framework greatly simplifies the inclusion of personalization in existing educational applications. It does this within the context of European project Autism&Uni that uses adaptive hypermedia to offer information for students transitioning from high school to university, especially to cater for students on the autism spectrum as well as for non-autistic students. The use of our Within Browser adaptation framework (WiBAF) reduces privacy concerns because the user model is stored on the end-user's machine, and eliminates performance issues that currently prevent the adoption of adaptivity in MOOC platforms by having the adaptation performed on the end-user's machine as well (within the browser). Authoring of adaptive applications within the educational domain with the system proposed was tried out with first year students from the Design-Based Learning Hypermedia course at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) to gather feedback on the problems they faced with the platform.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUMAP 2016 Extended Proceedings. Late-breaking Results, Posters, Demos, Doctoral Consortium and Workshops Proceedings of the 24th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalisation (UMAP 2016), Halifax, Canada, July 13-16, 2016
EditorsF. Cena, M. Desmarais, D. Dicheva, J. Zhang
PublisherCEUR-WS.org
Pages57-62
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event6th International Workshop on Personalization Approaches in Learning Environments (PALE 2016) - Halifax, Canada
Duration: 16 Jun 201616 Jun 2016
Conference number: 6
http://adenu.ia.uned.es/workshops/pale2016/

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume1618
ISSN (Electronic)1613-0073

Conference

Conference6th International Workshop on Personalization Approaches in Learning Environments (PALE 2016)
Abbreviated titlePALE 2016
CountryCanada
CityHalifax
Period16/06/1616/06/16
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Bibliographical note

UMAP 2016 workshop 9 presented at Proceedings of the 24th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalisation (UMAP 2016), 13-16 June 216, Halifax, Canada

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    Montes Garcia, A., Stash, N., Fabri, M., De Bra, P., Fletcher, G. H. L., & Pechenizkiy, M. (2016). WiBAF into a CMS: personalization in learning environments made easy. In F. Cena, M. Desmarais, D. Dicheva, & J. Zhang (Eds.), UMAP 2016 Extended Proceedings. Late-breaking Results, Posters, Demos, Doctoral Consortium and Workshops Proceedings of the 24th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalisation (UMAP 2016), Halifax, Canada, July 13-16, 2016 (pp. 57-62). (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; Vol. 1618). CEUR-WS.org.