Authors: Gavrilović, Nebojša
Arsić, Aleksandra 
Domazet, Dragan
Mishra, Alok
Title: Algorithm for adaptive learning process and improving learners’ skills in Java programming language
Journal: Computer Applications in Engineering Education
Volume: 26
Issue: 5
First page: 1362
Last page: 1382
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2018
Rank: M22
ISSN: 1061-3773
DOI: 10.1002/cae.22043
Adaptive approaches within distance learning systems enable adapting teaching process to the needs of each learner during the learning process. This paper presents an algorithm for creating an adaptive learning process that provides knowledge and skills improvement for learners in the Java programming language. Also, it presents the application of the tool that checks the learner's knowledge through solving practical tasks from the Java programming language. The adaptive learning process in this work leads the learner through teaching materials and practical tasks where the acquired knowledge is required to be applied. Also, the algorithm, based on the measurement of knowledge and time spent on a particular part of the learning process with detailed feedback and the demonstration of observed deficiencies, directs the learner to teaching materials that allow improving the demonstrated knowledge. Teaching materials are conceived as learning objects and, as such, allow for the application of adaptive approach. An analysis of the effectiveness of the algorithm and tool for practical knowledge testing from the Java programming language was done with a test group of learners who gave their opinions and grades.
Keywords: adaptive systems | algorithm for adaptive learning process | engineering education | Java grader | learning object | online self-assessment | web based learning
Publisher: Wiley
Project: Development of new information and communication technologies, based on advanced mathematical methods, with applications in medicine, telecommunications, power systems, protection of national heritage and education 

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