An E-Learning Investigation into Learning Style Adaptivity

M. Alshammari, Rachid Anane, R.J. Hendley

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    Abstract

    Traditional e-learning systems are typically designed for generic learners irrespective of individual requirements. In contrast, adaptive e-learning systems take into account learner characteristics such as learning style and level of knowledge in order to provide more personalised learning. The contribution of this paper is threefold. First, a generic adaptive framework aimed at enhancing learning is proposed. Second, a specific approach to adaptivity based on learning style is put forward within the framework. Third, the framework is validated and the approach is evaluated in order to determine their effectiveness in learning provision in an adaptive e-learning system. An experiment conducted with 60 participants produced positive results. They indicate that adapting instructional material according to learning style yields significantly better learning outcome and learner satisfaction than without adaptation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Science (HICSS)
    Place of PublicationHawaii, USA
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages11-20
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-4799-7367-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2015
    Event48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - Kauai, United States
    Duration: 5 Jan 20158 Jan 2015
    Conference number: 48

    Publication series

    Name
    ISSN (Electronic)1530-1605

    Conference

    Conference48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
    Abbreviated titleHICSS-48
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityKauai
    Period5/01/158/01/15

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    Keywords

    • Learing Style
    • Empirical Evaluation

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