Evaluating System Functionality in Social Personalized Adaptive E-Learning Systems

  • Lei Shi
  • Malik Shahzad K. Awan
  • Alexandra I. Cristea
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8095)


Along with the theoretical and practical research on introducing a social dimension to adaptive educational hypermedia, the evaluation of such systems becomes more important. Existing evaluation methods are mostly based on statistical and qualitative analysis, in which researcher bias is built in and unavoidable. Moreover, they adopt either a traditional “as a whole” approach making it difficult to evaluate a system from different perspectives, or a “goal specified” approach, which only covers a specific aspect. Therefore, this study proposes a generic method for evaluating system functionality.


adaptive educational hypermedia system evaluation framework 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lei Shi
    • 1
  • Malik Shahzad K. Awan
    • 1
  • Alexandra I. Cristea
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WarwickUK

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