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Web Interact: An e-Learning Support System

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3 Author(s)
Adiele, C.A. ; Lethbridge Univ., Alta. ; Adiele, C.E. ; Rana, M.

Internet-enabled technology has given impetus to e-learning as choice educational environment for millions of learners. E-learning presents new opportunities for institutions to cost-effectively expand access to education and attract a culturally-diverse student population. Despite positive strides made in e-learning, the drop out rate of students remains high. Most educators attribute this negative trend to lack of interactivity among students. This paper presents an enterprise-wide e-learning support system, called Web interact system (WebIS). WebIS provides a platform for both intra- and inter-institutional interactivity among learners. The system leverages an existing interactivity model to dynamically measure the interactivity of learners. We provide a prototype of the proposed system and discuss some of its services

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Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology Workshops, 2006. WI-IAT 2006 Workshops. 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on

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Dec. 2006