Developing Adaptive Internet Based Courses with the Authoring System NetCoach

  • Gerhard Weber
  • Hans-Christian Kuhl
  • Stephan Weibelzahl
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2266)


Developing adaptive internet based learning courses usually requires a lot of programming efforts to provide session management, keeping track of the learners current state, and adapting the interface layout to specific requirements. NetCoach is designed to enable authors to develop adaptive learning courses without programming knowledge. In this paper, we describe the adaptive, the adaptable, the interactive, and the communicative features of NetCoach. Both authors and tutors are supported in many ways to develop and manage courses via an online interface. Experiences with NetCoach courses in different domains and settings have shown that learners profit from the adaptive features.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard Weber
    • 1
  • Hans-Christian Kuhl
    • 1
  • Stephan Weibelzahl
    • 1
  1. 1.Pedagogical University FreiburgGermany

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