Enabling Learning Management Systems to Identify Learning Styles

Sabine Graf, Kinshuk

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Learning management systems (LMS) are very successful in e-education but provide only little adaptivity. Adapting courses to the needs of individual learners such as to their learning styles improves the learning progress of learners. However, a requirement for providing adaptivity is to know the needs of learners. In this paper, we describe an approach that enables LMS to identify the learning styles from the behaviour of learners in online courses. Since our approach is developed for LMS in general, it incorporates that different LMS may provide different features, track different behaviour, and store the data based on different database schemata. In order to provide a practical example, we demonstrate how to enable the LMS Moodle to identify learning styles and describe which extensions had to be done.
Original languageCanadian English
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventInternational Conference on Interactive Computer Aided Learning -
Duration: 22 Sep. 200624 Sep. 2006


ConferenceInternational Conference on Interactive Computer Aided Learning
Abbreviated titleICL


  • behaviour in online courses
  • extension of moodle
  • learning management systems
  • learning styles


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