Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Adaptive e-Learning Environment Design

Heloisa Moura

Resum


Virtual Learning Environments and Adaptive Learning Systems correspond to distance learning solutions that seek to meet the promise of individualized learning.
Technological innovation, nevertheless, is not sufficient to ensure high learning outcomes. While the number of distance learning packages multiply in the market, it is important to consider their pedagogical use, instead of focusing on listing and describing their features.
Catering for diversity in learners is also not enough for the design of quality solutions that can efficiently support the learning process. It is necessary to acquire knowledge regarding individuals’ different and real learning needs, through a human-centered design process. That is the challenge for designers of e-learning environments and materials.

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