Modeling adaptive educational methods with IMS Learning Design

Specht, M., & Burgos, D. (2010). Modeling adaptive educational methods with IMS Learning Design. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2007(1), Art-8.


The paper describes a classification system for adaptive methods developed in the area of adaptive educational hypermedia based on four dimensions: What components of the educational system are adapted? To what features of the user and the current context does the system adapt? Why does the system adapt? How does the system get the necessary information? Based on this taxonomy several classical methods of adaptive educational hypermedia are classified. In a second step the paper gives an overview of key features in IMS-LD for implementing adaptive educational methods and gives some examples. In the last section the work is integrated and IMS-LD features are identified which can be used for the four dimensions of the classification system.