ADAPT2 (read adapt-square) - Advanced Distributed Architecture for Personalized Teaching and Training - is a framework targeted at providing personalization and adaptation services for developers of content that lacks personalization.
ADAPT2 consists of the following principal components.
- Knowledge Tree - portal
- CUMULATE - user-modeling server
- Adaptive Shells
- Content Servers
- PERSEUS - personalization service engine
|Knowledge Tree is a link aggregating portal. It presents content structured according to the folder-document paradigm. Knowledge Tree provides authentication and authorization and implements a simplified form of access control. It supports collaborative authoring and social annotation. (more)|
Adaptive shells aka value-adding services - are providing adaptation and personalization. They serve as wrappers for learning objects from content servers. Examples of adaptive shells include NavEx, QuizGuide, and Knowledge Sea II.
Content servers provide learning objects for students to interact with. Content servers that work with ADAPT2 include: WebEx, QuizPACK, c/jWADEIn, SQLKnoT, QuizJET (PAWS native), SQL Tutor (University of Canterbury, New Zealand) Jeliot (Johensuu University), Problets (Ramapo College, US).
PERSEUS is a Personalization Service Engine. It provides adaptive support for non-personalized (educational) hypermedia systems by abstracting content presentation/aggregation from user modeling. PERSEUS protocols are based on RDF and RSS 1.0. Although, PERSEUS was initially developed for ADAPT2 framework, its data model permits seamless support of any other hypermedia application. Currently PERSEUS supports social navigation, topic-based navigation, concept-based navigation, and adaptive filtering techniques.