Web-based education is currently a hot research and development area. A challenging research goal is the development of adaptive Web-based educational applications. The goal of the tutorial is to provide a brief review of the work performed so far in this area and some important information for those who want to implement their own systems. The review is centered on different technologiesfor adding adaptive functionality to an educational system. In the tutorial we will analyze what kind of technologies are available now, provide a number of practical examples, and discuss how the reviewed technologies can be implemented on the Web. The instructor will also discuss the place of these technologies in large-scale Web-based education, i.e., what and how can work in large scale Web-based classrooms today.
Department of Information Science and Telecommunications
School of Information Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
Peter Brusilovsky has been working in the area of ITS for 15 years. Since 1993 he has participated in the development of several adaptive Web-based instructional systems and ITS including ELM-ART and InterBook. Later Dr. Brusilovsky was involved in developing practical Web-based courses and systems as a Director of Computer Managed Instruction at Carnegie Technology Education. Currently he continues his research on adaptive Web-based instructional systems as a faculty member at the School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Brusilovsky is an author of several review papers on adaptive hypermedia, Web-based ITS, and Web-based education. He has prepared a number of successful tutorials for various conferences including User Modeling, ITS, EDMEDIA, WebNet, and Interact, as well as for Carnegie Mellon Summer School.