An Approach to Computer-Aided Learning Assessment

Rocha, Francisco Edson Lopes da and Costa Júnior, Júlio Valente da and Favero, Eloi Luiz (2008) An Approach to Computer-Aided Learning Assessment. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Third Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia, pp. 100-107. ISBN 978-9985-58-584-9

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Advances in Computer Science have supported considerably better results in the development of educational environments. Such technologies are the foundation of tools and environments aimed at facilitating teaching, learning, and assessment. The goal of these initiatives is, ultimately, to favor learning and to respect students’ idiosyncrasies, their unique ways of learning. In this paper we present an approach to computer-aided learning assessment: its supporting educational concept is meaningful learning and the computational tools used to implement it are domain ontologies and genetic algorithms (GAs); its main focus is learning assessment via concept maps (CMs). In the proposed approach, domain ontologies drawn by teachers for topics of disciplines are searched by a GA, which builds best-match populations of CMs semantically comparable to students’ CMs. This way, we can assess individual learning, taking into account idiosyncratic forms of learning.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2008
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2013 18:11
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2013 18:11

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