Abstract: In recent years Web has become mainstream medium for communication and information
dissemination. This paper presents approaches and methods for adaptive learning implementation, which are
used in some contemporary web-interfaced Learning Management Systems (LMSs). The problem is not how to
create electronic learning materials, but how to locate and utilize the available information in personalized way.
Different attitudes to personalization are briefly described in section 1. The real personalization requires a user
profile containing information about preferences, aims, and educational history to be stored and used by the
system. These issues are considered in section 2. A method for development and design of adaptive learning
content in terms of learning strategy system support is represented in section 3. Section 4 includes a set of
innovative personalization services that are suggested by several very important research projects (SeLeNe
project, ELENA project, etc.) dated from the last few years. This section also describes a model for role- and
competency-based learning customization that uses Web Services approach. The last part presents how
personalization techniques are implemented in Learning Grid-driven applications.
Keywords: Adaptive Learning Content, Customized learning, Grid technologies, Learning Management Systems,
Personalization, Simple Sequencing, Web Services.
ACM Classification Keywords: H.3.7 Digital Libraries- User issues, H.3.4 Systems and Software- User profiles
and alert services, H.3.5 Online Information Services- Web-based services, K.3.1 Computer Uses in Education –
MODELS, TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS OF E-LEARNING PERSONALIZATION
Desislava Paneva, Yanislav Zhele