Student Preferences for Editing, Persuading, and Negotiating the Open Learner Model

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


This paper describes a study where students were able to view an open learner model in seven formats. They were provided with tools to edit this model directly, to attempt to persuade the system to change it, or to enter into a negotiation about the model contents. Results indicate that many students are less comfortable having direct control over the content of their learner model than in situations where the system has the final say over proposed changes.


Learner Control Model Content Intelligent Tutor System High Knowledge Level Student Preference 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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