20000 Inspections of a Domain-Independent Open Learner Model with Individual and Comparison Views

  • Susan Bull
  • Andrew Mabbott
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4053)


This paper introduces a domain-independent open learner model with multiple simple views on individual learner model data. Learners can also compare their knowledge level to their peer group, and to instructor expectations for different stages of their course. The aim is to help learners identify their knowledge, difficulties and misconceptions; prompt reflection on their knowledge and learning; and facilitate planning. We present a study of OLMlets in 4 university courses, with 114 users making over 20000 learner model inspections.


Learner Model Knowledge Level Circuit Analysis Graph View Comparison View 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan Bull
    • 1
  • Andrew Mabbott
    • 1
  1. 1.Electronic, Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of BirminghamEdgbaston, BirminghamU.K.

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