6th International ICST Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications, Worksharing

Research Article

A framework of collaborative adaptation authoring

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2010.56,
        author={Dade Nurjanah and Hugh C. Davis and Thanassis Tiropanis},
        title={A framework of collaborative adaptation authoring},
        proceedings={6th International ICST Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications, Worksharing},
        keywords={Adaptive Educational Hypermedia Adaptation Computer-supported Collaborative Work Semantic Web Technology Wiki the Collaborative Adaptation Authoring Approach},
  • Dade Nurjanah
    Hugh C. Davis
    Thanassis Tiropanis
    Year: 2011
    A framework of collaborative adaptation authoring
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2010.56
Dade Nurjanah1, Hugh C. Davis1, Thanassis Tiropanis1
  • 1: Electronics and Computer Science School, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK


Adaptive Educational Hypermedia systems (AEH) enhance learning by adaptation and personalisation. As a consequence, wide ranging knowledge and learning content are needed. Problems then emerge in the provision of suitable authoring tools to carry out the authoring process which is complex and time consuming. Based on the fact that former research studies on authoring have identified drawbacks in collaboration, usabilility, efficiency, or interoperability, this paper proposes an approach for collaborative adaptation authoring for adaptive learning. The intended approach aims at improving authoring for AEH systems by allowing many people to participate and enhancing authors' interaction. The novelty of the approach lies in how the domain knowledge which has been semantically defined is enriched, and in the application of Computer Support Collaborative Work (CSCW). This approach adopts the advantages of existing semantic web technology and wiki-based authoring tools used to develop domain knowledge; its output is then enriched with pedagogy-related knowledge including adaptation. The output of the system is intended to be delivered in an existing AEH system.