An experimental study of a personalized learning environment through open-source software tools

E.W.C. Leung, Qing Li

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Nowadays, students can easily access online course materials at anytime or anywhere. Since the learning initiative is taken by students in an e-learning environment, student-centered course materials become more critical. They may be prepared based on an individual student's learning expectation and academic background. In this paper, a model of personalized learning environment is proposed through 1) learning object design based on elaboration theory and e-learning standards; 2) applying item response theory (IRT) in student ability test; 3) managing course materials by a dynamic conceptual network (DCN); and 4) adopting a user profile to understand students' behaviors. Finally, these building blocks are developed by open-source software tools and integrated into a single system for real-life experimental study. © 2007 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-337
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Computer aided instruction
  • Computer science education
  • Computer-aided instructionn
  • Continuing education
  • Educational technology
  • Intelligent tutoring systems
  • Open source software
  • Open systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Education

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