Supporting Problem-based Learning in Moodle using Personalised, Context- specific Learning Episode Generation

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Title: Supporting Problem-based Learning in Moodle using Personalised, Context- specific Learning Episode Generation
Authors: Brabazon, Dermot
Donovan, Lynda
Melia, Mark
O'Mahony, Michael P.
Egan, Andrew
Smyth, Barry
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Date: 14-Sep-2012
Abstract: Providing learners with a list of disparate search results is not always conducive to learning. In particular, this approach lacks learning structure, and learners have to sift through lists of resources in order to make sense of them and to find the level of detail they require. In this paper we outline the Moodle Help Block, a Moodle block plug-in that provides learners with Just-In-Time context relevant learning material using a defined pedagogical strategy. The Moodle Help Block uses a combination of Semantic Web, Social Web and learning composition technology to generate learning episodes as needed by learners. The Moodle help block conducts a dialogue with the learner to extrapolate where a given learner’s knowledge gaps lie and generate learning episodes with learning material to help the learner overcome their knowledge deficit. It is thought that the Moodle Help Block can assist learners with targeted help when a teacher is not available.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: Moodle Research Conference
Keywords: Moodle blockSearchSemantic webSocial searchPersonalisation
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Retalis, S. & Dougiamas, M. (eds.). Proceedings of the 1st Moodle Research Conference (MRC2012)
Conference Details: 1st Moodle Research Conference, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, September 14-15, 2012
Appears in Collections:Computer Science Research Collection

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