Title: A haptic learner model
Author: Tim Lloyd, Susan Bull
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
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.
Int. J. of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2006 Vol.16, No.1/2, pp.137 - 149
Available online: 03 Feb 2006