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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 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 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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