7th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing

Research Article

Collaborative Authoring of Adaptive Learning Resources: Opportunities and Challenges

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2011.247160,
        author={Dade Nurjanah and Hugh Davis and Thanassis Tiropanis},
        title={Collaborative Authoring of Adaptive Learning Resources: Opportunities and Challenges},
        proceedings={7th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={COLLABORATECOM},
        year={2012},
        month={4},
        keywords={cscw (computer-supported collaborative work) adaptive learning ims learning design awareness history note},
        doi={10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2011.247160}
    }
    
  • Dade Nurjanah
    Hugh Davis
    Thanassis Tiropanis
    Year: 2012
    Collaborative Authoring of Adaptive Learning Resources: Opportunities and Challenges
    COLLABORATECOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2011.247160
Dade Nurjanah1,*, Hugh Davis1, Thanassis Tiropanis1
  • 1: The University of Southampton
*Contact email: dn08r@ecs.soton.ac.uk

Abstract

One issue regarding adaptive learning systems is the provision of learning resources that consist of domain knowledge, pedagogical knowledge with adaptation rules, and learning content. Challenges emerge concerning the lack of usability, interoperability, efficiency and collaboration. This paper critically discusses an enhanced collaborative authoring approach to developing adaptive learning resources. The main motivation behind the proposed approach is the evidence that creating adaptive learning resources is a complex, time-consuming process. Therefore, teachers must work together to reduce individual efforts. Until recently, collaborative work has not been strongly supported by existing authoring tools for adaptive learning. The contribution of this paper is twofold: the analysis of current authoring tools for learning and the proposed approach, which addresses the importance of collaboration and reuse in order to improve authors’ awareness of collaborative work.