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AeLF: Mixing Adaptive Learning System with Learning Management System

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2015 by IJCA Journal
Volume 119 - Number 15
Year of Publication: 2015
Aimad Qazdar
Chihab Cherkaoui
Brahim Er-raha
Driss Mammass

Aimad Qazdar, Chihab Cherkaoui, Brahim Er-raha and Driss Mammass. Article: AeLF: Mixing Adaptive Learning System with Learning Management System. International Journal of Computer Applications 119(15):1-8, June 2015. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Aimad Qazdar and Chihab Cherkaoui and Brahim Er-raha and Driss Mammass},
	title = {Article: AeLF: Mixing Adaptive Learning System with Learning Management System},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {119},
	number = {15},
	pages = {1-8},
	month = {June},
	note = {Full text available}


Several educational institutes use e-Learning platforms especially Learning Management System (LMSs) to manage the learning process. Adaptive Learning System (ALSs) supports the learning process using adaptive guidance and possibly personnalized content. The AeLF offers a new framework that brings the two systems together. This is done by a single sign-on, a User Model, an Experience Learner Tracker, a Domain Model and an Adaptive Engine. Authors can create structured course material and define the pedagogical rules through a graphical interface. The experiences learner tracker can detect all the interaction learner/system and a supple adaptation engine offers almost any type of adaptation a learner might want. This article presents the architecture of the AeLF environment, and describes the all its components.


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