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See detailAn architecture for e-learning system with computational intelligence (extended version)
El Alami, Marc UL; Casel, Nicolas UL; Zampunieris, Denis UL

in Electronic Library (2008), 26(3), 318-328

Purpose of this paper We introduce a new kind of Learning Management Systems: proactive LMS, designed to improve the users’ online (inter)actions by providing programmable, automatic and continuous ... [more ▼]

Purpose of this paper We introduce a new kind of Learning Management Systems: proactive LMS, designed to improve the users’ online (inter)actions by providing programmable, automatic and continuous intelligent analyses of the users’ behaviours, augmented with appropriate actions initiated by the LMS itself. Design/methodology/approach Proactive systems (see e.g. Tennenhouse D., “Proactive Computing”, Communications of the ACM, 43 (5), 2000, pp. 43-50.) adhere to two premises: working on behalf of, or pro, the user, and acting on their own initiative, without user’s explicit command. The proactive part of our LMS is implemented as a dynamic rules-based system, and is added next to the initial LMS. They both use the same database as their source of information on the users, their activities, the available resources and the current state of the whole system. Findings We show how we implemented the proactive part of our LMS on the basis of a dynamic expert system. We also sketch how it looks like from a user’s point of view. Finally, we give examples of intelligent analysis of users’ behaviours coded into proactive rules. Research limitations/implications (if applicable) Future work includes the design and the implementation of sets of rules (packages) dedicated to common users needs, enabling useful proactivity on the basis of elaborated intelligent analysis. Originality and value of paper Current Learning Management Systems (virtual educational and/or training online environments) are fundamentally limited tools. Indeed, they are only reactive software: these tools wait for an instruction and then react to the user request. Students using these online systems could imagine and hope for more help and assistance tools: LMS should tend to offer some personal, immediate and appropriate support like teachers do in classrooms. Our proactive LMS can, for example, automatically and continuously help and take care of e-learners with respect to previously defined procedures rules, and even flag other users, like e-tutors, if something wrong is detected in their behaviours. [less ▲]

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See detailIntegrating Web 2.0 Features into a Learning Management System
Boulakfouf, Salim UL; Zampunieris, Denis UL

in Remenyi, Dan (Ed.) Proceedings of ECEL’08 – the 7th European Conference on e-Learning (2008)

The e-Learning world is overcrowded by Learning Management Systems. Whatever they are Webbased or stand-alone software, lots of them are mere content delivering platforms and only a few provide a good end ... [more ▼]

The e-Learning world is overcrowded by Learning Management Systems. Whatever they are Webbased or stand-alone software, lots of them are mere content delivering platforms and only a few provide a good end-user satisfaction. Since now two years, the University of Luxembourg is designing its own Web-based distance learning framework and faces the same problems. Besides, a growing advent called Web 2.0 is gaining ground in various application fields. Briefly speaking, Web 2.0 is about content management and new ways of communication and interaction between users. Currently, this technology is more and more viewed by scientists as a new way of learning. As a consequence, this trend directly competes with e-learning systems. But in the meanwhile, most of features that could be qualified as Web 2.0 compliant could easily be shaped into learning management systems and be a way to overcome their current limits. For instance, users of these future integrated systems would be attracted not only to study a course, but also because they can communicate with other users in a collaborative way and learn from each other. Our paper describes how we challenged this situation by shaping Web 2.0 skills into our e-learning platform named SPOTLight. We designed a brand new solution with innovative interactions and learning perspectives. [less ▲]

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See detailTowards a Proactive Learning Management System Using Early Activity Detection
Coronado, Sergio; Zampunieris, Denis UL

in SITE08 - Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (2008)

This report shows some findings of a study conducted on graduate level project management course using a simple Learning Management System (LMS) test-case interaction. Statistical analysis techniques were ... [more ▼]

This report shows some findings of a study conducted on graduate level project management course using a simple Learning Management System (LMS) test-case interaction. Statistical analysis techniques were used to observe if students who had more interaction in the LMS online activities and content access, were more likely to succeed in the learning experience. Furthermore, this paper describes the concepts and the methodological approach designed to study how to early trigger the LMS user’s interaction. [less ▲]

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See detailAnimal Neurophysiology Virtual Lab: Pedagogical Requirements and Technological Issues
Kachafoutdinova, Elvira UL; Casel, Nicolas UL; Pecoraro, Gaëtan UL et al

in Baptista Nunes, Miguel; McPherson, Maggie (Eds.) Proceedings of "IADIS’08 – International Conference on e-Learning" (2008)

As digital content is more and more present in our everyday life, universities, by the way of their teachers and course authors, have to be up-to-date by delivering pertinent, accessible and easily ... [more ▼]

As digital content is more and more present in our everyday life, universities, by the way of their teachers and course authors, have to be up-to-date by delivering pertinent, accessible and easily-handling courses. To reach this goal, many LMS exist to play online learning objects, but they often remain parody of classical support such as paper version of lecture notes: it appears finally as non-interactive classical books in electronic version. Inevitably, this situation shows the issue of designing some real interactive and electronic learning content, and not translating lecture notes to PDF files. In this paper, we explain how multimedia learning support can meet pre-defined pedagogical requirements. Through a real case study, the Neuron Physiology practical course, we sketch the logical link between an educational objective, the choice of an interactive activity and the way to implement it from a technical point of view. [less ▲]

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See detailImplementation of efficient proactive computing using lazy evaluation in a learning management system (extended version)
Zampunieris, Denis UL

in International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (2008), 3(1), 103-109

In Zampunieris (2006) we proposed a new kind of learning management system, proactive LMS, designed to help users to better interact online by providing programmable, automatic, and continuous analyses of ... [more ▼]

In Zampunieris (2006) we proposed a new kind of learning management system, proactive LMS, designed to help users to better interact online by providing programmable, automatic, and continuous analyses of the users’ actions, augmented with appropriate actions initiated by the LMS itself. The proactive part of our LMS is based on a dynamic rules-based system. However, the main algorithm we proposed in order to implement the rules-running system suffers some efficiency problems. In this article, we propose a new version of the main rules-running algorithm that is based on lazy evaluation in order to avoid unnecessary and time-costly requests to the LMS database when a rule is not activated, that is, when its actions part will not be performed because preliminary check(s) failed. [less ▲]

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See detailProactive e-Learning Management System
Zampunieris, Denis UL

in Proceedings of “ICALT - International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies” (2007)

This paper introduces a new kind of e-Learning Management System: proactive LMS. These e-learning platforms are designed to improve their users' online interactions by providing appropriate actions ... [more ▼]

This paper introduces a new kind of e-Learning Management System: proactive LMS. These e-learning platforms are designed to improve their users' online interactions by providing appropriate actions initiated by the LMS itself. [less ▲]

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See detailAn Architecture for E-Learning System with Computational Intelligence
El Alami, Marc UL; Casel, Nicolas UL; Zampunieris, Denis UL

in Apolloni, B. (Ed.) Proceedings of KES - International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems, September 2007, Vietri sul Mare (Italy) (2007)

In this paper, we introduce a new kind of software tools intended to offer a virtual educational and/or training environment online: proactive e-Learning Management Systems. These computational ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we introduce a new kind of software tools intended to offer a virtual educational and/or training environment online: proactive e-Learning Management Systems. These computational intelligence based systems are designed to improve the users’ online (inter)actions by providing programmable, automatic and continuous intelligent analyses of the users’ behaviors, augmented with appropriate actions initiated by the LMS itself. We show how we implemented the proactive part of our LMS on the basis of a dynamic rules-based expert system. We also sketch how it looks like from a user’s point of view. Finally, We give some examples of intelligent analysis of users’ behaviors coded into proactive rules. [less ▲]

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See detailA new software architecture for learning managements systems with SCORM support
Casel, Nicolas UL; El Alami, Marc UL; Garot, Damien UL et al

in Proceedings of “IADIS - International Conference on e-Learning” (2007)

Multimodality and standardization are the main requirements to achieve in order to deliver powerful and successful Learning Management Systems (LMS). This paper shows how we designed such a LMS in the ... [more ▼]

Multimodality and standardization are the main requirements to achieve in order to deliver powerful and successful Learning Management Systems (LMS). This paper shows how we designed such a LMS in the context of the “e-FSTC” project, which insures reusability and portability of its features and of learning contents. We sum up current trends in the e-learning domain, and we explain to what extent our LMS matches with them, as well as how it implements a flexible architecture, and how it adopts the SCORM Run-Time Environment for interoperability issues. [less ▲]

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See detailConception d'un cours de luxembourgeois en ligne : prise en compte de contraintes externes dans les choix méthodologiques et didactiques
Kachafoutdinova, Elvira UL; Zampunieris, Denis UL

in Apprentissage des langues et systèmes d'information et de communication (2007), 10(2), 71-86

À travers le projet "Quattropole : e-learning pour l'apprentissage du luxembourgeois", nous aborderons la conception et la réalisation d'un cours de luxembourgeois en ligne. Cet article relatera les ... [more ▼]

À travers le projet "Quattropole : e-learning pour l'apprentissage du luxembourgeois", nous aborderons la conception et la réalisation d'un cours de luxembourgeois en ligne. Cet article relatera les difficultés liées à la mise en place d'un tel dispositif pour un public d'adultes francophones frontaliers. En analysant les choix méthodologiques et didactiques en rapport avec les contraintes externes, cet article présentera le retour d'expérience sur la base des réponses des apprenants au formulaire de satisfaction mis à leur disposition. [less ▲]

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See detailImplementation of efficient proactive computing using lazy evaluation in a learning management system
Zampunieris, Denis UL

in Proceedings of "m-ICTE - International Conference on Multimedia and Information & Communication Technologies in Education" (2006)

In [Zampunieris, 2006] we proposed a new kind of Learning Management Systems: proactive LMS, designed to help their users to better interact online by providing programmable, automatic and continuous ... [more ▼]

In [Zampunieris, 2006] we proposed a new kind of Learning Management Systems: proactive LMS, designed to help their users to better interact online by providing programmable, automatic and continuous analyses of users (inter-) actions augmented with appropriate actions initiated by the LMS itself. The proactive part of our LMS is based on a dynamic rules-based system. But the main algorithm we proposed in order to implement the rules running system, suffers some efficiency problems. In this paper, we propose a new version of the main rules running algorithm that is based on lazy evaluation in order to avoid unnecessary and time-costly requests to the LMS database when a rule is not activated, that is: when its actions part will not be performed because preliminary checks failed. [less ▲]

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See detailImplementation of a Proactive Learning Management System
Zampunieris, Denis UL

in Proceedings of "E-Learn - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education" (2006)

This paper proposes a new kind of Learning Management Systems: proactive LMS, designed to help their users to better interact online in an educational or training environment, by providing programmable ... [more ▼]

This paper proposes a new kind of Learning Management Systems: proactive LMS, designed to help their users to better interact online in an educational or training environment, by providing programmable, automatic and continuous analyses of users (inter)actions augmented with appropriate actions initiated by the LMS itself. We explain how to implement such a proactive LMS on the basis of a dynamic rules-based software system. We also give examples of rules e.g. to show how the proactive system can automatically take care of users and check some awaited users’ behaviors and react if these actions do not happen. [less ▲]

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