A novel algorithm for dynamic student profile adaptation based on learning styles
E-learning recommendation systems are used to enhance student performance and knowledge by providing tailor- made services based on the students’ preferences and learning styles, which are typically stored in student profiles. For such systems to remain effective, the profiles need to be able to adapt and reflect the students’ changing behaviour. In this paper, we introduce new algorithms that are designed to track student learning behaviour patterns, capture their learning styles, and maintain dynamic student profiles within a recommendation system (RS). This paper also proposes a new method to extract features that characterise student behaviour to identify students’ learning styles with respect to the Felder-Silverman learning style model (FSLSM). In order to test the efficiency of the proposed algorithm, we present a series of experiments that use a dataset of real students to demonstrate how our proposed algorithm can effectively model a dynamic student profile and adapt to different student learning behaviour. The results revealed that the students could effectively increase their learning efficiency and quality for the courses when the learning styles are identified, and proper recommendations are made by using our method.
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Citation : Nafea, S.M., Siewe, F. and He, Y. (2019) A novel algorithm for dynamic student profile adaptation based on learning styles. Intelligent Systems Conference 2019, 5-6 September 2019, London, UK
Research Institute : Cyber Technology Institute (CTI)
Peer Reviewed : Yes