Using Asynchronous Client-Side User Monitoring to Enhance User Modeling in Adaptive E-Learning Systems

David Hauger
2009 User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization  
Traditionally, user modeling in adaptive hypermedia systems is based upon monitoring requests of resources on the server. This information, however, is relatively vague and may lead to ambiguous or uncertain conclusions. One approach to improve granularity and accuracy in user models is monitoring "client-side" user interactions in the browser. Despite their steadily growing importance, especially along with the emergence of Web 2.0 paradigms, up to now such interactions are hardly being
more » ... ed. This paper shows how, by means of Web 2.0 technologies, additional information on user interactions can be retrieved, and discusses the benefits of this approach for user models (like accuracy, granularity and immediate availability of data out of the request-response cycle) as well as for subsequent adaptations.
dblp:conf/um/Hauger09 fatcat:gwvussrtdfauvcrzzbiybj7mti