Adaptive Hypermedia System Interoperability: a 'real world' evaluation

Alexandra Cristea, Craig Stewart, Tim Brailsford, Paul Cristea

Abstract


Adaptive Hypermedia (AH) authoring is widely acknowledged to be complex and time consuming, yet this vital process is rarely evaluated. Recent research has approached the authoring problem by ensuring that previously created materials can be converted from one system to another. This paper evaluates the results of this research, specifically the creation of adaptive materials in MOT and their conversion and subsequent delivery in WHURLE. A group of technically experienced IT users who are novice AH authors were exposed to MOT and WHURLE during an introductory week long course. This paper interprets the results of these authors using a "write once, deliver many" paradigm of adaptive hypermedia creation.

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