An ontology-based framework for personalized adaptive learning

Ronnie Cheung, Calvin Wan, Calvin Cheng

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Adaptive Educational Hypermedia Systems provide an alternative to the "one-size-fits-all" approach to web-based learning. It aims at enhancing e-learning experience with adaptive capabilities to accommodate for the different learning preference and learning aptitude of individual learner. In this paper, we discuss an Ontology-based Framework for Personalized Adaptive Learning (OPAL). Through the development of OPAL, we implemented an online Java programming course, which provides adaptive features through an ontology model and user model relating to user preference, progress and performance. The evaluation with students shows that the adaptive e-learning framework is more effective for university students who have online learning experience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Web-Based Learning, ICWL 2010 - 9th International Conference, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)364217406X, 9783642174063
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6483 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


  • Adaptive systems
  • E-learning
  • Ontology
  • Personalization


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