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dc.contributor.authorBarker, T.
dc.contributor.authorJones, S.
dc.contributor.authorBritton, C.
dc.contributor.authorMesser, D.J.
dc.identifier.citationBarker , T , Jones , S , Britton , C & Messer , D J 2002 , ' The use of a co-operative student model of learner characteristics to configure a multimedia application ' , User Modeling and User- Adapted Interaction , vol. 12 , no. 2-3 , pp. 207-241 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 94195
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 8e51787c-ab23-435a-af75-70ae81480b0a
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/5267
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 0036255893
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at Copyright Springer. [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes an investigation into the ways in which learning using a multimedia application can be supported and enhanced by means of a simple co-operative student model of learner characteristics. This paper reports the design, implementation and evaluation of an individually configurable multimedia learning application, based upon such a model. A multimedia learning application was developed that presented information differentially based upon the individual characteristics of learners, held in the student model. The characteristics employed in the model were language level, cognitive style, task and question levels, and help level. Small groups of learners followed the multimedia course in learning centres located in colleges in the UK. A Grounded Theory study was carried out in order to understand the many and complex interactions that took place between learners, tutors and the learning environment. Stages in the Grounded Theory method are described and some qualitative data is presented. It was possible to conclude from these, that the quality of learning for individuals was improved by the use of the co-operative student model. Quantitative data is presented to support this view and where possible, to relate performance on the multimedia learning application to the student model configuration.en
dc.relation.ispartofUser Modeling and User- Adapted Interaction
dc.subjectComputer science
dc.titleThe use of a co-operative student model of learner characteristics to configure a multimedia applicationen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Computer Science
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Computer Science
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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