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This paper presents a web-based adaptive communication tool, called ACT. ACT supports and guides the learners' communication/collaboration by implementing the structured dialogue either through sentence openers or communication acts. The scaffolding sentence templates are adapted according to the cognitive skills addressed by the learning activity, the(More)
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In this paper, we propose a scheme for evaluating learners' knowledge level on concept mapping tasks. The assessment process focuses on the propositions presented on learner's map as well as on the missing ones with respect to the propositions presented on expert map. The evaluation of learner's knowledge level depends on the weights assigned to the(More)
In this paper, we present a comprehensive framework for assessment, developed through the web-based module named PASS-Personalized ASSessment , which can be integrated in an Adaptive Educational Hypermedia System to provide personalized assessment. PASS estimates learner's performance through multiple assessment options-pre-test, self-assessment and(More)
Executive Summary Educational assessment is a process of drawing reasonable inferences about what students know on the basis of evidence derived from observation of what they say, do or make in selected situations. Educational assessment does not exist in isolation, but should be aligned with instruction in order to support and enhance learning. Assessment(More)
In this paper, we present the basic features guiding the development of a web-based CSCL environment, which (i) enables the students to work on collaborative learning activities concerning various subject matters with different orientation, (ii) guides and helps the students at the communication and at the learning level through intelligent agents, (iii)(More)
In this paper, we propose a framework for the design of learning activities, which follows the key idea of the " Learning-for-Use " model and adopts characteristics from the exploratory and collaborative learning. We elaborated on the framework in the design of learning activities for Introductory Programming courses and we developed and evaluated in a real(More)