Applying Interactive Open Learner Models to Learning Technical Terminology

  • Vania Dimitrova
  • John Self
  • Paul Brna
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2109)


Our work explores an interactive open learner modelling (IOLM) approach where learner diagnosis is considered as an interactive process involving both a computer system and a learner that play symmetrical (to a certain extent) roles and construct together the learner model. The paper presents an application of IOLM for diagnosing and fostering a learner’s conceptual understanding in a terminological domain. Based on an experimental study, we discuss computational and educational benefits of IOLM in terms of improving the quality of the obtained learner model and fostering reflective thinking.


Intelligent tutoring systems student modelling meta-cognitive skills 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vania Dimitrova
    • 1
  • John Self
    • 1
  • Paul Brna
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Based Learning UnitLeeds UniversityLeedsUK

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