Learning How to Program in C Using Adaptive Hypermedia System

Patricia Anthony, Natasha E. Joseph, Christina Ligadu
2013 International Journal of Information and Education Technology  
This paper describes an adaptive hypermedia system, MyC that is used by students as a tool to assist them in learning C programming. MyC generates lessons and learning paths that correspond to specific learning goals to accommodate both learners' level of knowledge and learning style. This system was tested with a group of first year engineering students who took an introductory C programming course. The evaluations showed that students who used the system showed an improvement on their overall
more » ... academic assessments. This strongly indicates that MyC can be used as a tool to assist students in C programming. Index Terms-Adaptive hypermedia system, learning style, honey and mumford. She is currently working as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Applied Computing, Lincoln University, New Zealand. Her research interest is in semantic agents and multi-agent systems and how these agents can interact with each other within an open domain to solve problems. She is also interested in investigating how agents can communicate with each other at the semantic level using semantic technology. To date, she has published more than 80 articles in the forms of journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She is a member of IEEE and ACM.
doi:10.7763/ijiet.2013.v3.254 fatcat:ruikl7ena5h47isxqsbi5ybx34