Making Legacy LMS adaptable using Policy and Policy templates

Arne Koesling, Eelco Herder, Juri De Coi, Fabian Abel

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    In this paper, we discuss how users and designers of existing learning management systems (LMSs) can make use of policies to enhance adaptivity and adaptability. Many widespread LMSs currently only use limited and proprietary rule systems defining the system behaviour. Personalization of those systems is done based on those rule systems allowing only for fairly restricted adaptation rules. Policies allow for more sophisticated and flexible adaptation rules, provided by multiple stakeholders and they can be integrated into legacy systems. We present the benefits and feasibility of our ongoing approach of extending an existing LMS with policies. We will use the LMS ILIAS as a hands-on example to allow users to make use of system personalization.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th Workshop on Adaptivity and User Modeling in Interactive System
    EditorsJoachim Baumeister, Martin Atzmüller
    Place of PublicationWurzbürg
    PublisherDepartment of Computer Science, University of Würzburg
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2008
    EventABIS 2008: 16th Workshop on Adaptivity and User Modeling in Interactive Systems - Wurzbürg, Germany
    Duration: 6 Oct 20088 Oct 2008


    ConferenceABIS 2008
    Abbreviated titleABIS 2008


    • policies
    • learning management systems


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