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A Content-Based Approach for Supporting Teachers in Discovering Dependency Relationships Between Instructional Units in Distance Learning Environments

  • Fabio GasparettiEmail author
  • Carla Limongelli
  • Filippo Sciarrone
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 529)

Abstract

eLearning courses are usually built in such a way that training resources are organized for making the learning process effective. In most cases, the top-level learning objective will have prerequisites which must be satisfied. Those prerequisites should be formally identified by a hierarchy of dependencies built accordingly. We evaluate a series of hypotheses for understanding the feasibility of automating this task by means of a general-purpose content-based approach that exploits semantic analysis techniques.

Keywords

Sequencing Distance learning Semantic analysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabio Gasparetti
    • 1
    Email author
  • Carla Limongelli
    • 1
  • Filippo Sciarrone
    • 1
  1. 1.Roma Tre UniversityRomeItaly

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