Title: A haptic learner model
Authors: 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
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.
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2006 Vol.16 No.1/2, pp.137 - 149
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