Enriching Learning Standards to Support Authoring of Re-Usable Self-Assessment Activities

K. Georgouli (Greece) and P. Guerreiro (Portugal)


Reusable Learning Design, Educational Adaptive Hypermedia


In this paper we present a number of new structures to enhance the design of adaptive self-assessment in the already existing engineering approaches, concerning specifications and standards for re-usable learning design. The structures are designed having in mind the self assessment modeler of AWAIT (Author for a Web-based Adaptive Intelligent Tutor), and we try to study the opportunities afforded by the IMS Learning Design (IMS LD) specification in order to make AWAIT’s self assessment design available as re-usable learning material. AWAIT is a no IMS LD aware software, designed as an authoring tool for a typical adaptive educational hypermedia system called WADIES. WADIES offers navigation support adapted to the students’ individual needs and incorporates a novel self-assessment agent encouraging the students to actively construct their knowledge through the incorporation of multiple self assessing strategies. This means that the student is offered the opportunity to answer to exercises of the same thematic topic from a number of different perspectives until the self-assessment goal is reached. Our approach for re-usable learning design of adaptive self-assessment activities is based on the research at the domain of Educational Adaptive Hypermedia (EAH) and the IMS LD specification.

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