A Learning Social Network with Recognition of Learning Styles Using Neural Networks

  • Ramón Zatarain-Cabada
  • M. L. Barrón-Estrada
  • Viridiana Ponce Angulo
  • Adán José García
  • Carlos A. Reyes García
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6256)


The implementation of an adaptive learning social network to be used as an authoring tool, is presented in this paper. With this tool, adaptive courses, intelligent tutoring systems and lessons can be created, displayed and shared in collaborative and mobile environments by communities of instructors and learners. The Felder-Silverman model is followed to tailor courses to the student’s learning style. Self Organizing Maps (SOM) are applied to identify the student’s learning style. The introduction of a social learning network to create, view and manage adaptive intelligent tutoring systems, and a novel method to identify the student’s learning style, are the contributions of this paper.


Adaptive mobile learning Social learning networks Authoring tools Learning Styles SOM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ramón Zatarain-Cabada
    • 1
  • M. L. Barrón-Estrada
    • 1
  • Viridiana Ponce Angulo
    • 1
  • Adán José García
    • 1
  • Carlos A. Reyes García
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto Tecnológico de CuliacánCuliacán SinaloaMéxico
  2. 2.Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE)Instituto Nacional de AstrofísicaPueblaMéxico

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