Towards an Intelligent Learning Management System Under Blended Learning

Trends, Profiles and Modeling Perspectives

  • Sofia B. Dias
  • José A. Diniz
  • Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis

Part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series (ISRL, volume 59)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Review of Literature: From Macro to Micro Intelligent Point of View

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sofia B. Dias, José A. Diniz, Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis
      Pages 3-19
    3. Sofia B. Dias, José A. Diniz, Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis
      Pages 21-34
    4. Sofia B. Dias, José A. Diniz, Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis
      Pages 35-51
  3. Blending Quantitative and Qualitative Methods: Triangulation as a State of Mind

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Sofia B. Dias, José A. Diniz, Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis
      Pages 55-68
    3. Sofia B. Dias, José A. Diniz, Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis
      Pages 69-77
    4. Sofia B. Dias, José A. Diniz, Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis
      Pages 79-96
  4. The Art and Science of a Case Study in Higher Education: Towards a Pro-Intelligent System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Sofia B. Dias, José A. Diniz, Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis
      Pages 99-115
    3. Sofia B. Dias, José A. Diniz, Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis
      Pages 117-132
    4. Sofia B. Dias, José A. Diniz, Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis
      Pages 133-149
    5. Sofia B. Dias, José A. Diniz, Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis
      Pages 151-168
    6. Sofia B. Dias, José A. Diniz, Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis
      Pages 169-182
  5. Overall Landscape

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Sofia B. Dias, José A. Diniz, Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis
      Pages 185-207
    3. Sofia B. Dias, José A. Diniz, Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis
      Pages 209-218
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 219-235

About this book

Introduction

What are the key channels to change in blended instructional practice as they relate to the use of a learning management system (LMS)? What role LMS users’ profiles play in facilitating change in practice? Can we model users’ quality of interaction (QoI) with LMS? How inclusiveness and affectiveness could lead to a personalized intelligent LMS (iLMS)? If these questions sound intrinsic to you and to your own experience and circumstance, then this book fits absolutely to you.

Here, the term Blended – viewed as a fuzzy concept – is understood as a stepping-stone on the way to the future, to explain the multiple ways human beings think/act/feel of society in the 21st century and to embrace the opportunity of humans to re/co-construct new knowledge through the intermediation role of the technology. Initially, based on an online learning environment’ theoretical framework, some current issues of the educational processes in the digital age of Web 2.0 are analyzed. Then, after exploring the main methodological procedures, characteristic examples of research case studies follow, including LMS users’ trends and profiles and modeling of their QoI using fuzzy logic.

This book offers useful information that evokes initiatives towards rethinking of the value, efficiency, inclusiveness, affectiveness and personalization of the iLMS-based b-learning environment, both by the educators, the LMS designers and educational policy decision makers.

Keywords

Blended Learning Computational Intelligence Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) Intelligent Learning Management Systems Intelligent Online Learning Environments (iOLEs) Intelligent Systems Learning Management Systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Sofia B. Dias
    • 1
  • José A. Diniz
    • 2
  • Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Education, Social Sciences and HumanitiesUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Education, Social Sciences and HumanitiesUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02078-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02077-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02078-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4394
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-4408
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