Integrating XML Technologies and Open Source Software for Personalization in E-Learning
Hsun-Ming Lee, Robert Davis, Texas State University-San Marcos, United States ; Yu-Liang Chi, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
IJWLTT Volume 4, Number 3, ISSN 1548-1093 Publisher: IGI Global
E-learning that emphasizes learner-centered activity and system interactivity provides a pedagogic opportunity to deliver a context for individual learning options. In the past decade, e-catalog standards based on learning object models have facilitated the design of e-learning systems. This study addresses issues for e-learning in a professional setting to foster the development of computer skills in students. In particular, personalized templates generated according to student and learning object models are proposed for instructors to provide practice exercises. Standardized XML technologies and open source software are integrated to create information filters and user interfaces to achieve personalization. The students use open source software that acts as a new type of Web client other than a browser. A case study that applies personalized templates for the learning of computer programming students with different skill levels is presented.
Lee, H.M., Davis, R. & Chi, Y.L. (2009). Integrating XML Technologies and Open Source Software for Personalization in E-Learning. International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 4(3), 39-54. IGI Global.