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The Value of QoE-Based Adaptation Approach in Educational Hypermedia: Empirical Evaluation

  • Cristina Hava Muntean
  • Jennifer McManis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4018)

Abstract

This paper reports the results of a comparison-based empirical study on the applicability of the end-user Quality of Experience-based content adaptation mechanism in adaptive educational hypermedia. The focus of the paper will be the experiment itself: the initial settings, testing scenarios and the results. We will show that for low bit rate connections the QoE-based adaptation decreases study session time, information processing time per page and the number of re-visits to a page, it maintains similar learning outcomes while also improving the user quality of experience and satisfaction with the system. Finally we will comment on the results and interpret them.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristina Hava Muntean
    • 1
  • Jennifer McManis
    • 1
  1. 1.Performance Engineering Laboratory, School of Electronic EngineeringDublin City UniversityDublin 9Ireland

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