Extending e-books with contextual knowledge recommenders by analyzing personal portfolio and annotation to help learners solve problems in time

Chin Yeh Wang, Fu Hsiang Wei, Po Yao Chao, Gwo Dong Chen

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Abstract

When students encounter problems during learning process, they needs in time support. Nevertheless, most references or answers are distributed in different books or Web content. Therefore, students need to break their reading process and spend much time to search answers from different reference books. Otherwise, increased frustration and confusion will decrease students' learning performance. This research proposed a web-based learning environment with contextual knowledge and expert recommending mechanisms for students' problem solving when they are reading e-books. A Web dictionary and a library of examples were constructed beforehand to support students referring. A Q&A forum was also constructed for students consulting directly. Classmates will be notified as mentors to answer peers' questions if those articles in forum could not solve students' questions. Experiment results show that students prefer referring knowledge and joining discussion in our system then the same system just without those functions. Our mechanism also shortened the response time about student's questions posting in forum.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2004
Editors Kinshuk, C.-K. Looi, E. Sutinen, D. Sampson, I. Aedo, L. Uden, E. Kaehkoenen
Pages306-310
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2004
EventProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2004 - Joensuu, Finland
Duration: 30 Aug 20041 Sep 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2004

Conference

ConferenceProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2004
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityJoensuu
Period30/08/041/09/04

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