A model for personalized course material generation based on student learning abilities and interests

Elvis Wai Chung Leung, Qing Li

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With the ability to connect people and information around the world, the Internet is already having a significant impact on the traditional education. Nowadays, students can easily access the online course materials anytime anywhere. As a coin has two sides, Internet also amplifies the complexity of the course materials development and their provisioning. Since the learning initiative is taken by a student in the e-learning environment, traditional teacher-driven learning model is no longer applicable. Thus, student-centered course materials which are prepared based on individual student's learning expectation and individual academic background become critical. In this paper, we introduce a model for personalized course material generation through 1) student ability test based on Item Response Theory, 2) a Dynamic Conceptual Network for course materials management, and 3) intelligent knowledge base facilities, such as personal profiles, to help understand students' behaviors so as to materialize the concept of personalization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Web Based Learning
Subtitle of host publicationICWL 2006 - 5th International Conference. Revised Papers
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)3540490272, 9783540490272
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Web Based Learning, ICWL 2006 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 19 Jul 200621 Jul 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4181 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference5th International Conference on Web Based Learning, ICWL 2006


  • Personalized e-learning system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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