JTIE 2017, 9(1):43-60

TWO METHODS OF EVALUATION OF ADAPTIVE STUDY MATERIALS

Kateřina KOSTOLÁNYOVÁ, Jana ŠARMANOVÁ
Ostravská univerzita

In this paper, adaptive e-learning means individualized e-learning instruction which automatically adapts the study material to every student’s personal characteristics, i.e. their learning styles. In order for this form of instruction to be successful, highly structuralized and adaptable study materials are essential. As far as the author is concerned, it is a new and demanding way of creating study materials. Therefore, feedback about their quality is of paramount importance. The goal of the paper is to introduce two new methods of automatic evaluation. At the conclusion of instruction, the log about students’ behavior in the online mode is analyzed. In the analysis, both statistical methods and data mining are used. The paper describes the theoretical proposition of both types of evaluation and their verification in practice.

Keywords: adaptive instruction, textbook evaluation, student’s behavior analysis

Received: March 4, 2016; Accepted: April 18, 2016; Prepublished online: April 20, 2016; Published: February 1, 2017

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