Supporting Learners in Adaptive Learning Environments through the Enhancement of the Student Model

  • Luca Mazzola
  • Riccardo Mazza
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5613)


This positional paper presents our research aimed at finding some possible research directions towards the enhancement of the use of open student models in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning and Adaptive Systems. Starting from the historical evolution of the learner model, we will describe some possible uses of learner models and propose some possible directions of enhancement. We will present 6 possible directions of research, and 11 dimensions on analysis. The 6 directions have been evaluated against the dimensions, and tentative ranking has been proposed. The result of this analysis will guide the work on open learner models which will be undertaken in the context of the European Union funded project GRAPPLE [1] aimed at building an infrastructure for adaptive learning systems that will adopt the strategy of opening learner models to the course learners and instructors.


Technology Enhanced Learning independent Open Learner Model Human Computer Interaction adaptation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luca Mazzola
    • 1
  • Riccardo Mazza
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Communication Sciences Institute for Communication TechnologyUniversity of LuganoLuganoSwitzerland

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