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)
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 foundation for this project was originated after a discussion with the owner and founder of the hook hockey, a website devoted to Leinster and Irish field hockey which aims to publish news content covering all areas of the game from International to schools level. The hook hockey originally founded as a blog in 2007 was the first comprehensive reporting(More)
The author acknowledges and wishes to thank the following, for without them this project would not have been possible. Firstly, Dr Mary Sharp, my project supervisor, for her excellent supervision, guidance and advice during the project. Mohammed Owen and Moosa Patel, both UCD graduates and very close friends of mine, for their consistent encouragement and(More)
Personalised Information Retrieval (PIR) has gained considerable attention in recent literature. In PIR different stages of the retrieval process are adapted to the user, such as adapting the user's query or the results. Personalised recommender frameworks are endowed with intelligent mechanisms to search for products, goods and services that users are(More)
  • Summer Ferreri, Sara Bolt, Amy Matthews, Jacquelyn Thompson, Edward Roeber, Mary Sharp +12 others
  • 2011
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)
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)
Adaptive Hypermedia (AH) research is concerned with the dynamic composition and personalisation of hypermedia documents in order to provide more context sensitive retrieval and reuse of digital content. The evaluation of Adaptive Hypermedia Systems (AHS) is difficult due to the complexity of such systems [1]. Several Problems and pitfalls are encountered(More)
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