Learner Modeling in Adaptive Educational Systems: A Comparative Study

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Mouenis Anouar Tadlaoui 1,* Souhaib Aammou 1 Mohamed Khaldi 1 Rommel Novaes Carvalho 2

1. LIROSA, Faculty of Sciences, Abdelmalek Essaâdi University, Tétouan, Morocco

2. University of Brasília, Department of Computer Science, BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL Observatory of Public Spending, Department of Research and Strategic Information, Office of the Comptroller General, BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2016.03.01

Received: 6 Dec. 2015 / Revised: 2 Jan. 2016 / Accepted: 10 Feb. 2016 / Published: 8 Mar. 2016

Index Terms

Learner model, Adaptive Educational Systems, Overlay model, Stereotypes, Bayesian networks


It’s worth noting that the present paper lies within the range of modeling the learner in adaptive educational system as a conceptual modeling of the learner. Thought they are several methods that deal with the learner model; like stereotypes methods or learner profile…, but they are likely unable to handle the uncertainty embedded in the dynamic modeling of the learner. The present paper aims at studding different models and approaches to model the learner in an adaptive educational systems, and coming up with the most appropriate method based on the dynamic aspect of this model.
The aim of this study is the argue that the learner model cannot be completely modeled based on one single method through the entire development process, but it needs a combination between several methods that will help for a complete modeling.

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Mouenis Anouar Tadlaoui, Souhaib Aammou, Mohamed Khaldi, Rommel Novaes Carvalho, "Learner Modeling in Adaptive Educational Systems: A Comparative Study", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science(IJMECS), Vol.8, No.3, pp.1-10, 2016. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2016.03.01


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