Title: IWT: an innovative solution for AGS e-learning model

Authors: Giovannina Albano, Matteo Gaeta, Pierluigi Ritrovato

Addresses: DIIMA – Centre of Excellence in Methods and Systems for Learning and Knowledge, Via Ponte don Melillo, Fisciano 84084, SA, Italy. ' DIIMA – Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione e Matematica Applicata, University of Salerno, Via Ponte don Melillo, Fisciano 84084, SA, Italy. ' CRMPA – Centro di Ricerca in Matematica Pura ed Applicata, c/o DIIMA – University of Salerno, Via Ponte don Melillo, Fisciano 84084, SA, Italy

Abstract: This paper is a technological development and realisation of the e-learning model presented by Albano G., Gaeta M. and Salerno S. (AGS) which appeared in the previous issue of IJKL, focused on the advanced features provided by Intelligent Web Teacher (IWT) an innovative learning platform available in the market. In this paper, the approaches used in IWT for knowledge representation and management through ontologies are examined in detail. Similarly, the way the special component Learner Intelligent Advisor (LIA) uses these and other information available on the system for creating personalised learning paths taking into account the single user preferences including present knowledge state and preferred didactic approach, etc. is carefully studied. IWT is in continuing evolution. In particular, we are improving LIA structure and algorithm and integrating IMS learning design for the description of our unit of learning. We paid particular attention to the issue of giving an insight into the main ideas and challenges underlying the solutions we chose.

Keywords: e-learning; online learning; learning model; technology enhanced learning; knowledge representation; ontology; intelligent tutoring systems; web-based learning; intelligent advisors; personalised learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2007.015552

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2007 Vol.3 No.2/3, pp.209 - 224

Published online: 29 Oct 2007 *

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