Author(s)Van den Berg, Bert
Van Es, René
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AbstractTo be presented at the International Workshop on Recommender Agents and Adaptive Web-based Systems (RAAWS 2005) held in conjunction with the Intelligent Systems Design and Applications 2005 Conference (ISDA 2005), Wroclaw, Poland, September 8-10, 2005. Proceedings 5th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications, (Eds) Kwasnicka, H. & Paprzycki, M., IEEE Computer Society, 2005, pp.488-493
Open and distance Learning (ODL) gives learners freedom of time, place and pace of study, putting learner self-direction centre-stage. However, increased responsibility should not come at the price of over-burdening or abandonment of learners as they progress along their learning journey. This paper introduces an approach to recommending the sequencing of e-learning modules for distance learners based on self-organisation theory. It describes an architecture which supports the recording, processing and presentation of collective learner behaviour designed to create a feedback loop informing learners of successful paths towards the attainment of learning goals. The article includes initial results from a large-scale experiment designed to validate the approach .