Use of Concept Map Scaffolds to Promote Adaptive E-Learning in Web-Based System

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Scaffolds are a good method of implementing self-regulated learning. Use of prior knowledge makes the learner to understand a topic better. Learner adaptation enables a learner to be presented with content that matches his/her level of understanding. The main aim of this paper, is to use the adaptive scaffolds in form of concept maps in web-based e-learning systems to play the role of learner guide. The learner creates a concept map from prior knowledge to show how the user understands a certain domain of knowledge. The concept map takes into account the knowledge of the learner in that topic, and uses it to adapt to the user level.

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