Guiding students to the right questions: Adaptive navigation support in an E-Learning system for Java programming

I. H. Hsiao, S. Sosnovsky, P. Brusilovsky

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Abstract

Rapid growth of the volume of interactive questions available to the students of modern E-Learning courses placed the problem of personalized guidance on the agenda of E-Learning researchers. Without proper guidance, students frequently select too simple or too complicated problems and ended either bored or discouraged. This paper explores a specific personalized guidance technology known as adaptive navigation support. We developed JavaGuide, a system, which guides students to appropriate questions in a Java programming course, and investigated the effect of personalized guidance a three-semester long classroom study. The results of this study confirm the educational and motivational effects of adaptive navigation support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-283
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Learning
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adaptive annotation
  • Adaptive navigation support
  • E-Learning
  • Java programming
  • Personalized guidance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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