A vision for truly adaptable and accessible learning objects

Stavroula Gkatzidou, Elaine J Pearson

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    Abstract

    In the present landscape of technological and social change, the increasing demand for new educational approaches and pedagogies, and the growing emphasis on the need to cater for the needs and preferences of the individual learner, are shifting the focus to the integration of adaptive and ubiquitous learning. In order to respond to the challenge of providing truly learner-centered, accessible, personalised and flexible learning, this research suggests a solution which is based on the principle that learning content can be generated from adaptable aggregations of learning objects and media components using proven learning patterns. This paper proposes a transformation, augmentation and substitution service (TASS), which by using a variant of IMS AccessForAll works on available metadata and user profiles to generate alternative, equivalent learning experiences relating to a user’s declared needs, preferences and learning styles. TASS encompasses methods to retrieve a learning object upon request by a user, unpack and disaggregate the learning object, execute the adaptation process, re-aggregate the learning object components and deliver the adapted learning object to the user in the form in which it is required.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings ASCILITE Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
    PublisherAustralasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education
    Pages340-342
    ISBN (Print)9780980592719
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventAustralasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education conference 2008 - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 1 Dec 20083 Dec 2008

    Conference

    ConferenceAustralasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education conference 2008
    CountryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period1/12/083/12/08

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    Gkatzidou, S., & Pearson, E. J. (2008). A vision for truly adaptable and accessible learning objects. In Proceedings ASCILITE Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (pp. 340-342). Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education.