Posts Tagged ‘Learning Systems’

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Designing and integrating reusable learning objects for meaningful learning: Cases from a graduate programme

E-learning quality depends on sound pedagogical integration between the content resources and lesson activities within an e-learning system. This study proposes that a meaningful learning with technology framework can be used to guide the design and integration of content resources with e-learning activities in ways that promote learning experiences, characterised by five dimensions: active, constructive, […]

Designing for student-facing learning analytics

Despite a narrative that sees learning analytics (LA) as a field that aims to enhance student learning, few student-facing solutions have emerged. This can make it difficult for educators to imagine how data can be used in the classroom, and in turn diminishes the promise of LA as an enabler for encouraging important skills such […]

RiPLE: Recommendation in Peer-Learning Environments Based on Knowledge Gaps and Interests

Various forms of Peer-Learning Environments are increasingly being used in postsecondary education, often to help build repositories of student generated learning objects. However, large classes can result in an extensive repository, which can make it more challenging for students to search for suitable objects that both reflect their interests and address their knowledge gaps. Recommender […]

Closing the loop: Automated data-driven cognitive model discoveries lead to improved instruction and learning gains

As the use of educational technology becomes more ubiquitous, an enormous amount of learning process data is being produced. Educational data mining seeks to analyze and model these data, with the ultimate goal of improving learning outcomes. The most firmly grounded and rigorous evaluation of an educational data mining discovery is whether it yields better […]

Recommending Learning Activities in Social Network Using Data Mining Algorithms

In this paper, we show how data mining algorithms (e.g. Apriori Algorithm (AP) and Collaborative Filtering (CF)) is useful in New Social Network (NSN-AP-CF). “NSN-AP-CF” processes the clusters based on different learning styles. Next, it analyzes the habits and the interests of the users through mining the frequent episodes by the Apriori algorithm. Finally, it […]

Narratives of Learning: The Personal Portfolio in the Portfolio Approach to Teaching and Learning

This paper will explore how a portfolio approach to teaching and learning can help the educator incorporate unique forms of reflective practice into his or her daily work. By being able to express ideas more clearly to himself, the educator can better promote the relational construction of knowledge in his educational communities. This paper, as […]

Eco-dialogical learning and translanguaging in open-ended 3D virtual learning environments: Where place, time, and objects matter

The purpose of this research was to explore the relationships between design, learning, and translanguaging in a 3D collaborative virtual learning environment for adolescent learners of Chinese and English. We designed an open-ended space congruent with ecological and dialogical perspectives on second language acquisition. In such a space, sense-making is contingent on the relational dynamics […]

Design of a Three-Dimensional Cognitive Mapping Approach to Support Inquiry Learning

The use of external representations has the potential to facilitate inquiry learning, especially hypothesis generation and reasoning, which typically present difficulties for students. This study describes a novel three-dimensional cognitive mapping (3DCM) approach that supports inquiry learning by allowing learners to combine the information on a problem, the subject knowledge, and the hypothesizing and reasoning […]

The Role of Learner Characteristics in the Adaptive Educational Hypermedia Systems: The Case of the MATHEMA

The aim of this paper is to explore the characteristics of the learners used by the developed adaptive educational hypermedia systems to date to draw conclusions about their relation to the adaptation techniques they use and to be explained the rationale for selecting of the learners’ characteristics used by the adaptive educational hypermedia system MATHEMA […]

Age is no barrier to OU success as new graduates prove

From age 18 to 81, this year hundreds of our students – at all stages of life – have celebrated achieving their degrees. The wide range of ages shows the OU welcomes everyone to study, at any age and time of life. The Open University