Title: Feedback adaptation in web-based learning systems

Authors: Ekaterina Vasilyeva, Seppo Puuronen, Mykola Pechenizkiy, Pekka Rasanen

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Jyvaskyla, P.O. Box 35, 40014 Jyvaskyla, Finland. ' Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Jyvaskyla, P.O. Box 35, 40014 Jyvaskyla, Finland. ' Department of Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands. ' Niilo Maki Institute, P.O. Box 35, 40014 Jyvaskyla, Finland

Abstract: Feedback provided by a learning system to its users plays an important role in web-based education. This paper presents an overview of feedback studies and then concentrates on the problem of feedback adaptation in web-based learning systems. We introduce our taxonomy of feedback concept with regard to its functions, complexity, intention, time of occurrence, way of presentation, and level and way of its adaptation. We consider what can be adapted in feedback and how to facilitate feedback adaptation in web-based learning systems.

Keywords: feedback adaptation; adaptive web-based systems; web-based learning systems; web-based education; e-learning; online learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2007.015046

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2007 Vol.17 No.4/5, pp.337 - 357

Published online: 06 Sep 2007 *

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