Step-Function Approach for E-Learning Personalization

Sfenrianto Sfenrianto, Zainal A. Hasibuan


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, is the step-function approach has successfully to improve the student performance in the learning process during the course. Thus, by using such step-function approach, we recommend for enhancing e-Learning personalized with the approach.


Step-Function, e-Learning, Personalization, Knowledge Ability

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