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One distinctive feature of any adaptive system is the user model that represents essential information about each user. This chapter complements other chapters of this book in reviewing user models and user modeling approaches applied in adaptive Web systems. The presentation is structured along three dimensions: what is being modeled, how it is modeled,(More)
Student assessment is a very important issue in educational settings. The goal of this work is to develop a web-based tool to assist teachers and instructors in the assessment process. Our system is called SIETTE, and its theoretical bases are Computer Adaptive Testing and Item Response Theory. With SIETTE, teachers worldwide can define their tests, and(More)
In this paper we present an integrated theoretical approach for student modelling based on an Adaptive Bayesian Network. A mathematical formalization of the Adaptive Bayesian Network is provided, and new question selection criteria presented. Using this theoretical framework, a tool to assist in the diagnosis process has been implemented. This tool allows(More)
In this paper we present an extension of a previously developed generic student model based on Bayesian Networks. A new layer has been added to the model to include prerequisite relationships. The need of this new layer is motivated from different points of view: in practice, this kind of relationships are very common in any educational setting, but also(More)
In this paper, the application of Bayesian networks to student modeling is discussed. A review of related work is made, and then the structural model is defined. Two of the most commonly cited reasons for not using Bayesian networks in student modeling are the computational complexity of the algorithms and the difficulty of the knowledge acquisition(More)