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Systems 2016, 4(2), 24; doi:10.3390/systems4020024

Adaptation in E-Learning Content Specifications with Dynamic Sharable Objects

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Department of Computer Science, University of Oviedo, Campus de Llamaquique, Facultad de Ciencias, Oviedo 33007, Spain
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Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Learning and Teaching), Murdoch University, Perth 6150, Australia
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Academic Editor: Jon Mason
Received: 24 February 2016 / Revised: 20 May 2016 / Accepted: 2 June 2016 / Published: 8 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Adaptive Educational Technology Systems)
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Abstract

Dynamic sophisticated real-time adaptation is not possible with current e-learning technologies. Our proposal is based on changing the approach for the development of e-learning systems using dynamic languages and including them in both platforms and learning content specifications thereby making them adaptive. We propose a Sharable Auto-Adaptive Learning Object (SALO), defined as an object that includes learning content and describes its own behaviour supported by dynamic languages. We describe an example implementation of SALO for the delivery and assessment of a web development course using Moodle rubrics. As a result, the learning objects can dynamically adapt their characteristics and behaviour in e-learning platforms. View Full-Text
Keywords: e-learning systems; dynamic languages; learning object; content specifications e-learning systems; dynamic languages; learning object; content specifications
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Gutiérrez, I.; Álvarez, V.; Paule, M.P.; Pérez-Pérez, J.R.; de Freitas, S. Adaptation in E-Learning Content Specifications with Dynamic Sharable Objects. Systems 2016, 4, 24.

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