Sequencing Educational Resources with Seqins

Ricardo Queiros1, José Paulo Leal2 and José Campos3

  1. CRACS & INESC-Porto LA & DI-ESEIG/IPP
    Porto, Portugal
    ricardo.queiros@eu.ipp.pt
  2. CRACS & INESC-Porto LA, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto
    Portugal
    zp@dcc.fc.up.pt
  3. Lusada University, Portugal
    jjscampos@eu.ipp.pt

Abstract

Existing adaptive educational hypermedia systems have been using learning resources sequencing approaches in order to enrich the learning experience. In this context, educational resources, either expository or evaluative, play a central role. However, there is a lack of tools that support sequencing essentially due to the fact that existing specifications are complex. This paper presents Seqins as a sequencing tool of digital educational resources. Seqins includes a simple and flexible sequencing model that will foster heterogeneous students to learn at different rhythms. The tool communicates through the IMS Learning Tools Interoperability specification with a plethora of e-learning systems such as learning management systems, repositories, authoring and automatic evaluation systems. In order to validate Seqins we integrate it in an e-learning Ensemble framework instance for the computer programming learning domain.

Key words

e-learning, educational resources, sequencing, interoperability

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.2298/CSIS131005074Q

Publication information

Volume 11, Issue 4 (October 2014)
Special Issue on Advances in Systems, Modeling, Languages and Agents
Year of Publication: 2014
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Queiros, R., Leal, J. P., Campos, J.: Sequencing Educational Resources with Seqins. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 11, No. 4, 1479–1497. (2014)