Pedagogically founded courseware generation for web-based learning : an HTN-planning-based approach implemented in PAIGOS / Carsten Ullrich.

By: Ullrich, Carsten
Material type: TextTextSeries: SerienbezeichnungLecture notes in computer science: 5260.; LNCS sublibrary: ; Lecture notes in computer science: Publisher: Berlin : Springer, 2008Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 257 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540882152; 3540882154; 9783540882138; 3540882138Subject(s): Web-based instruction | Computer network resources | Informatique | Computer network resources | Web-based instructionGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Pedagogically founded courseware generation for web-based learning.DDC classification: 004 LOC classification: LB1044.87 | .U44 2008ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Preliminaries -- Relevant Technologies -- Descriptive and Prescriptive Learning Theories -- PAIGOS -- General Principles -- Course Generation in Practice: Formalized Scenarios -- Implementation and Integration -- Evaluation -- Conclusions -- Related Work -- Future Work and Acknowledgments.
Summary: Automatic course generation is a very important area of research with numerous practical applications in e-learning. It has been studied since the 1980s within the fields of intelligent tutoring, AI and education, adaptive hypermedia and web-based educational systems. Many approaches have been proposed, but hardly any have resulted in generic and practically applied systems. A number of problems have remained unresolved. These problems are addressed by this work. This book focuses on course generation based on Hierarchical Task Network planning (HTN planning). This course generation framework enables the formalization and application of complex and realistic pedagogical knowledge. The volume describes basic techniques for course generation, which are used to formalize seven different types of courses (for instance, introducing the learner to previously unknown concepts and supporting the learner during rehearsal) and several elementary learning goals (e.g., selecting an appropriate example or exercise). This framework has been implemented and evaluated with good results in several domains, with users from different countries and universities, in the context of an EU project. Course generation based on HTN planning is implemented in PAIGOS and has been evaluated by technical, formative and summative evaluations.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-254) and index.

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Preliminaries -- Relevant Technologies -- Descriptive and Prescriptive Learning Theories -- PAIGOS -- General Principles -- Course Generation in Practice: Formalized Scenarios -- Implementation and Integration -- Evaluation -- Conclusions -- Related Work -- Future Work and Acknowledgments.

Automatic course generation is a very important area of research with numerous practical applications in e-learning. It has been studied since the 1980s within the fields of intelligent tutoring, AI and education, adaptive hypermedia and web-based educational systems. Many approaches have been proposed, but hardly any have resulted in generic and practically applied systems. A number of problems have remained unresolved. These problems are addressed by this work. This book focuses on course generation based on Hierarchical Task Network planning (HTN planning). This course generation framework enables the formalization and application of complex and realistic pedagogical knowledge. The volume describes basic techniques for course generation, which are used to formalize seven different types of courses (for instance, introducing the learner to previously unknown concepts and supporting the learner during rehearsal) and several elementary learning goals (e.g., selecting an appropriate example or exercise). This framework has been implemented and evaluated with good results in several domains, with users from different countries and universities, in the context of an EU project. Course generation based on HTN planning is implemented in PAIGOS and has been evaluated by technical, formative and summative evaluations.

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