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INFORMATICS IN EDUCATION

ISSN 1648-5831

© Vilnius University Institute of Mathematics and Informatics

2014, Vol. 13, No. 1
pp. 17-31

On Recommending Web 2.0 Tools to Personalise Learning

Anita JUŠKEVIČIENĖ1, Eugenijus KURILOVAS1,2

1Vilnius University Institute of Mathematics and Informatics
Akademijos str. 4, LT-08663 Vilnius, Lithuania
2 Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Sauletekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania

Abstract

The paper aims to present research results on using Web 2.0 tools for learning personalisation. In the work, personalised Web 2.0 tools selection method is presented. This method takes into account student's learning preferences for content and communication modes tailored to the learning activities with a view to help the learner to quickly and accurately find the right educational tools, and to implement this method in prototype of knowledge-based recommender system. In the research, first of all, personalised e-learning technological peculiarities i.e. recommender systems applications for learning personalisation and those systems components were investigated. After that, selection methods for Web 2.0 tools suitable for implementing learning activities were analysed. The novel method of integrating Web 2.0 tools into personalised learning activities according to students learning styles was created, and prototype of the recommender system that implements the method proposed was developed. Finally, the expert evaluation of the developed system prototype that implements the method proposed was performed.

Keywords:

Web 2.0 tools, personalisation, VARK learning styles, learning activities, ontology, recommender system.


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