Development of an adaptive learning system with two sources of personalization information

Judy C.R. Tseng, Hui Chun Chu, Gwo Jen Hwang*, Chin Chung Tsai

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Previous research of adaptive learning mainly focused on improving student learning achievements based only on single-source of personalization information, such as learning style, cognitive style or learning achievement. In this paper, an innovative adaptive learning approach is proposed by basing upon two main sources of personalization information, that is, learning behavior and personal learning style. To determine the initial learning styles of the students, the [Keefe, J. W. (1987). Learning Styles: Theory and Practice. Reston, VA: National Association of Secondary School Principals.] questionnaire is employed in our approach. To more precisely reflect the learning behaviors of each student, the interactions and learning results of each student are analyzed when adjusting the subject materials. Based on the innovative approach, an adaptive learning system has been developed; moreover, an experiment was conducted to evaluate the performance of our approach. By analyzing the results from three groups of students using different adaptive learning approaches, it can be found that the innovative approach is helpful in improving both the learning achievement and learning efficiency of individual students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)776-786
Number of pages11
JournalComputers and Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep
Externally publishedYes


  • Adaptive learning
  • Computer-assisted learning
  • Learning style
  • Personalization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education


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