Combining ITS and eLearning Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Christopher Brooks
  • Jim Greer
  • Erica Melis
  • Carsten Ullrich
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4053)


The development of Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) and eLearning systems has been progressing largely independently over the past several years. Both types of systems have strengths and weaknesses – ITSs are typically domain specific and rely on concise knowledge modeling and learner modeling, while eLearning systems are deployable in a wide range of circumstances and focus on connecting learners both to content and to one another. This paper provides possibilities for convergence of these two areas, and describes two of our experiences in providing an ITS-style approach to eLearning systems.


Learning Object User Modeling Resource Description Framework Domain Ontology Intelligent Tutor System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Brooks
    • 1
  • Jim Greer
    • 1
  • Erica Melis
    • 2
  • Carsten Ullrich
    • 2
  1. 1.Advanced Research in Intelligent Educational Systems (ARIES)University of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada
  2. 2.German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)SaarbrückenGermany

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