Step-function approach for E-learning personalization

Sfenrianto, Zainal A. Hasibuan

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Personalization is an alternative to improve the learning process for an e-Learning environment. It is a useful strategy to adjust the student' needs based on their characteristics to make learning more effectively. In this study, we propose the step-function approach for personalization in e-learning. It provides the students with adopting the knowledge-ability factor (Novice, Average, or Good category) that matches with their learning materials levels (Level1, Level2, or Level3). The approach implemented into an e-learning which called SCELE-PDE and used as the experimental group in two stages with different scenarios. In the first, without a step-function approach, but the SCELE-PDE can identify an initial of student's ability to knowledge category. The second stage has used the approach to providing students with personalization in e-Learning to adapt learning material based on a knowledge category. As a result, the step-function approach has successfully to improve the student performance in the learning process during the course. Thus, the approach has shown an increase in the level of students' knowledge. So, it can be used as a guide when designing an e-learning personalization for students to enhance learning and achievement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1362-1367
Number of pages6
JournalTelkomnika (Telecommunication Computing Electronics and Control)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • E-Learning
  • Knowledge-Ability Categories
  • Knowledge-Ability Factor
  • Personalization
  • Step-Function


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