Mary Sharp

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This literature review focuses on the educational benefits afforded to learners by Technology Enhanced Learning Environments (TELE) which adapt and personalize the learning experience. More specifically it focuses on Adaptive Educational Hypermedia Systems (AEHS) that incorporate Learning Styles. Adaptive approaches to learning offer alternatives to the(More)
A current problem with the research of adaptive systems is the inconsistency of evaluation applied to the adaptive systems. However, evaluating an adaptive system is a difficult task due to the complexity of such systems. Evaluators need to ensure correct evaluation methods and measurement metrics are used. This paper reviews a variety of evaluation(More)
Class Model: describes the structure of objects in a system, their identity, their relationships to other objects, their attributes and their operations. Our goal in constructing a class model is to capture those concepts from the real world that are important to an application. In modeling an engineering problem, the class model should contain terms(More)
Web crawlers are a significant component in Web search engines. This paper describes a distributed, Web-based system consisting of 3 layers: presentation, business logic and data persistence. The educational benefit of this system is in the provision of an interactive reference tool to encourage the evaluation of systems that fulfill certain methodological(More)
The evaluation of interactive adaptive and personalised systems has long been acknowledged as a difficult, complicated and very demanding Endeavour due to the complex nature of these systems. This paper describes a web-based framework for the evaluation of end-user experience in adaptive and personalised e-Learning systems. The benefits of the framework(More)
This chapter reviews the concept of personalised eLearning resources in relation to integrating interactivity into asynchronous learning. Personalised eLearning resources are learning resources which are selected to suit a specific student or trainee’s individual learning requirements. The affordance of personalised eLearning would provide educators with(More)
The challenges for academics in meeting the learning requirements of students are many and varied. This research focuses on the concept of personalised learning, where activities are specifically selected to suit the learning requirements of individual students. The creation of personalised learning activities to suit every student's learning needs, are not(More)
Acknowledgements We would like to express our appreciation to a number of groups and individuals who have supported the development of this project, as well as those who have assisted us in carrying out the associated data collection and dissemination efforts. This study would not have been possible without the financial support of the Weiser family, the(More)