A Model for Personalized Course Material Generation Based on Student Learning Abilities and Interests

  • Elvis Wai Chung Leung
  • Qing Li
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4181)


With the ability to connect people and information around the world, the Internet is already having a significant impact on the traditional education. Nowadays, students can easily access the online course materials anytime anywhere. As a coin has two sides, Internet also amplifies the complexity of the course materials development and their provisioning. Since the learning initiative is taken by a student in the e-learning environment, traditional teacher-driven learning model is no longer applicable. Thus, student-centered course materials which are prepared based on individual student’s learning expectation and individual academic background become critical. In this paper, we introduce a model for personalized course material generation through 1) student ability test based on Item Response Theory, 2) a Dynamic Conceptual Network for course materials management, and 3) intelligent knowledge base facilities, such as personal profiles, to help understand students’ behaviors so as to materialize the concept of personalization.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elvis Wai Chung Leung
    • 1
  • Qing Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceCity University of Hong KongKowloon, Hong Kong

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