Title: A haptic learner model

 

Author: Tim Lloyd, Susan Bull

 

Addresses:
Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK.
Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK

 

Journal: Int. J. of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2006 Vol.16, No.1/2, pp.137 - 149

 

Abstract: This paper describes an adaptive learning environment with an open learner model to promote learner reflection. The learner model can be presented using different techniques: textual and haptic. The paper investigates the potential for haptic learner models in terms of whether users can understand a haptic model, and whether they find it useful. Most liked both versions, but of those with a preference, more found the haptic method of interaction useful. However, some liked the textual version, suggesting the need for a variety of methods of accessing the model to be available in learning environments with an open learner model.

 

Keywords: open learner model; haptic learner model; feedback; adaptive learning environment.

 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJCEELL.2006.008923

 

Available online 03 Feb 2006

 

 

Editors Full Text AccessAccess for SubscribersPurchase this articleComment on this article