Reflections on the evaluation of adaptive learning technologies.
D. Albert, C. Steiner
In the Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Technology for Education (T4E), 18-20 July 2012, Hyderabad, India, pp. 295-296
Abstract:The key characteristic of adaptive learning technologies implies specific challenges for evaluation. Despite an increasing awareness of the need for sound evaluations, the current evaluation practice still suggests considerable weaknesses in the approaches applied and calls for further research on appropriate and sophisticated evaluation methodologies. This paper aims at further advancing the maturity of evaluation approaches for adaptive (learning) technologies by stimulating discussion and dialogue on future research directions.
Towards Multi-Dimensional Adaptation of Digitised Historical Content.
In the Proceedings of the second Internation Conference on Supporting Digital Humanities, SDH 2011, University of Copenhagen
E. O'Neill, M. Sweetnam, O. Conlan, S. Lawless, A. O'Connor, M. Ó'Siochrú, J. Ohlmeyer, V. Wade
Abstract:Traditional keyword-based search approaches are limited in their retrieval of digital content. In this paper we discuss progress towards multi-dimensional adaptation of digitised content in the context of the European Commission-funded CULTURA project. The supporting technology draws on adaptive hypermedia (AH) and adaptive web systems to enhance user queries with contextual and user-specific information. Ultimately, the CULTURA project aims to provide a technological environment for the humanities, through which it becomes possible to address implicit questions that a researcher has not explicitly articulated. This is manifested in two particular aspects of CULTURA's objectives. The first is in assisting the user in finding content that meets their needs and in discovering other content in which they will be interested. The second is to present that content in the context of other material with which the user is familiar, as well as supplemental resources and community generated commentary.
Multilingual Adaptive Search for Digital Libraries.
M. R. Ghorab, J. Leveling, S. Lawless, A. O'Connor, D. Zhou, G.J.F. Jones, V. Wade.
In: Gradmann, Stefan and Borri, Francesca and Meghini, Carlo and Schuldt, Heiko, Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, LNCS Vol. 6966, Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, 2011, pp. 244-251
Abstract:We describe a framework for Adaptive Multilingual Information Retrieval (AMIR) which allows multilingual resource discovery and delivery using on-the-fly machine translation of documents and queries. Result documents are presented to the user in a contextualised manner. Challenges and affordances of both adaptive and multilingual IR, with a particular focus on digital libraries, are detailed. The framework components are motivated by a series of results from experiments on query logs and documents from The European Library. We conclude that factoring adaptivity and multilinguality aspects into the search process can enhance the user's experience with online digital libraries.
The CULTURA Project: CULTivating Understanding and Research through Adaptivity.
M. Agosti, N. Orio.
In: Agosti, Maristella and Esposito, Floriana and Meghini, Carlo and Orio, Nicola (Eds.), Digital Libraries and Archives, 7th Italian Research Conference, IRCDL 2011, Pisa, Italy, January 20-21, 2011, CCIS Vol. 249, Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, 2011, pp.111-114.
Abstract:CULTURA aims at personalisation and community-aware adaptivity for Digital Humanities through the implementation of innovative adaptive services in an interactive environment. The intention is to offer genuine user empowerment and different levels of engagement with digital cultural heritage collections and communities.