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Student modeling is the process of creating a dynamic representation of students’ personal attributes so as to provide individualized support in the learning process. The resulting profile is typically called student model or learner model. Student modeling has several parallels with user modeling, which is widely used in the commercial sector to create personal profiles of users. After discussing the use of student modeling in learning applications, this entry describes its various components and then examines both the role of student modeling in emerging learning environments and the use of learning analytics.

Use of Student Modeling in Learning Applications

In contrast to a typical learning management system that provides the same course content, activities, and interactions to all students, adaptive and personalized learning systems attempt to customize ...

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