A Hypermedia-based Adaptive Educational System for Assisting Students in Systems and Information Technology Domain for Accountability

  • Inés Maria González Vidal
  • Evandro de Barros CostaEmail author
  • Leandro Dias da Silva
  • Fabrísia Ferreira de Araújo
  • Rafael Ferreira
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 445)


There has been observed, after a questionnaire applied to accounting science students in a public university, a significant lack of motivation of them with respect to the discipline of Systems and Information Technology, as part of the solid formation in this undergraduate course. In addition, it was also observed that there were many different specific interests among the students concerning accounting profession specializations. To mitigate this problem regarding motivation and diversity aspects, we propose an approach using a hypermedia-based online educational system for improving teaching and learning processes in the mentioned discipline for accounting science. This paper gives an overview of our approach with the current system, discussing its design and implementation aspects concerning its main components: adaptive model, student model, and domain model. We evaluated this approach with respect to its associated system and preliminary results indicated that it is feasible concerning its potential for adaptively assisting its users.


Online educational systems Adaptivity Systems and information technology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Inés Maria González Vidal
    • 1
  • Evandro de Barros Costa
    • 2
    Email author
  • Leandro Dias da Silva
    • 2
  • Fabrísia Ferreira de Araújo
    • 3
  • Rafael Ferreira
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Accounting and FinanceUniversity of Havana - UHHavanaCuba
  2. 2.Institute of Computing, Av Lourival Melo Mota, S/N - Tabuleiro Dos MartinsFederal University of Alagoas - UFALMaceióALBrazil
  3. 3.Federal Institute of Alagoas - IFALInformatics, R. Dr. Odilon Vasconcelos, 103 - Jatiúca, Maceió (and PhD Student in Computer Science at UFCG)ALBrazil
  4. 4.Statistic and Informatics Department, Rua Dom Manoel de Medeiros, S/N, Dois Irmãos - CEPRural Federal University of Pernambuco - UFRPERecifeBrazil

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