Impact of Using Personalized E-Course in Computer Science Education
Keywords:adaptive approach, the effectiveness of education, e-learning, learning management system, Moodle, personalised e-course
At current e-learning platforms, is often seen non-efficient usage of their possibilities when creating educational content. This article deals with the possibilities of using adaptive tools that are offered by learning management system (LMS) Moodle when creating a personalised e-course. The methodology created by the authors of the article for personalised e-course adjusts the study content based on characteristics of each student stated by his or her initial knowledge, learning style, and motivation. The article is aimed at the presentation of the created methodology and its impact on the level of student's output knowledge as well as overall learning efficiency. By using the methodology, there was an opportunity to compare the impact of two different approaches – the personalised one and non-personalised. Statistical analysis revealed that the use of personalized e-course has a positive impact on students' activity, motivation, and their level of output knowledge. The results showed that the attended secondary school has no or only minimal impact on the output knowledge if the students studied through the personalized e-course. An interesting finding was that students in all surveys have a stronger tendency to prefer the same learning styles over the years.
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