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Improving Dynamically Personalized E-Learning by Applying a Help-seeking Model

  • Yousef Radi Fares
  • Maizatul Akmar Ismail
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 285)

Abstract

This paper describes Yourbook, a personalized blended web-based e-learning application being developed in the University of Malaya to assist students completing introductory programming course for undergraduate studies in computer science faculty. The name is inspired by the famous social website Facebook since students are very familiar with the user experience (UX) of this famous website. In our web-based solution we are using Representational State Transfer (REST) software architecture. We are building our services on the back-end using Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP), and front-end using open-source JavaScript library Yahoo! User Interface Library (YUI). We are introducing a new model to enhance the current adaptive e-learning systems by taking in consideration some learning theories which have been introduced many times in educational psychology. Yourbook is mainly considering help-seeking strategy which is identified as a very important strategy in self-regulated learning (SRL). Through the paper we are arguing why we have chosen this specific educational theorem to serve in adaptive systems, and how the system will be designed to achieve our goals in enhancing the educational process.

Keywords

Adaptive learning Overlay student model Help-seeking Concept network Self-regulated 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computer Science & Information TechnologyUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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