ePortfolio Data Utilization in LMS Learner Model

Vija Vagale

Abstract

In this article a research about ePortfolio utilization in eLearning systems is given, utilization opportunities of the ePortfolio data for the adaptive learning system learner model initial data organization are described to partly solve learner model initial data problem. It ensures time and work resource economy as well as quick data acquisition comparing to lasting and tedious learner testing. The result of this work is a more complete description of the learner that is quite important in case of the adaptive system. Learner model is viewed in the lifelong learning context, turning more attention to the adult learning features. The article encourages discussion about general dynamic learner model creation and utilization in the adaptive learning system based on the research about possible ways of learner data acquisition.

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Vagale V. (2013). ePortfolio Data Utilization in LMS Learner Model . In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8565-60-0, pages 489-496. DOI: 10.5220/0004447704890496


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@conference{iceis13,
author={Vija Vagale},
title={ePortfolio Data Utilization in LMS Learner Model},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},
year={2013},
pages={489-496},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004447704890496},
isbn={978-989-8565-60-0},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - ePortfolio Data Utilization in LMS Learner Model
SN - 978-989-8565-60-0
AU - Vagale V.
PY - 2013
SP - 489
EP - 496
DO - 10.5220/0004447704890496