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Adaptation of a learning platform to the personal needs of students. Improvement of accessibility in online education.

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOES20191104002
Publicado:
26/02/2020
Caducidad:
26/02/2021
Resumen:
Researchers from the computer engineering department of a Spanish university present a new technical solution for adapting a learning platform to the personal needs of students, so that students with vision and/or hearing problems can work in an environment adequate to guarantee the understanding of the information. Looking for companies that develop learning platforms, teaching centers or academies interested in research cooperation, license or commercial agreements with technical assistance.

Details

Tittle:
Adaptation of a learning platform to the personal needs of students. Improvement of accessibility in online education.
Summary:
Researchers from the computer engineering department of a Spanish university present a new technical solution for adapting a learning platform to the personal needs of students, so that students with vision and/or hearing problems can work in an environment adequate to guarantee the understanding of the information. Looking for companies that develop learning platforms, teaching centers or academies interested in research cooperation, license or commercial agreements with technical assistance.
Description:
The present invention from the computer engineering department of a Spanish university relates to a method for adapting a learning platform to the personal needs of students.

This is a procedure for adapting the Moodle learning platform through which students with vision and / or hearing problems can introduce a personal profile of accessibility that allows the system to identify the problem.

When the student selects a specific educational resource, the adaptations belonging to this resource that suit his / her personal needs are shown. In addition, teachers are authorized to publish adapted material associated with original content (video, subtitles, audio description or sign language).

Parallel to this resource, another one runs in background: the refresh of the web cache of the student´s computer with those resources adapted to their personal needs that have been updated by the teacher and that have a high probability of being selected by the student in their next actions. All of this will allow a saving of time when the student presses on the next targets of learning since these could be of great size and consume an extra time in the download.

The server 1 governs the execution of the procedure, supports the reading of the personal needs that the student introduces and the loading of the learning targets by the teacher, harbor the database of learning targets and their adaptations, establishes the channels of communication necessary for the exchange of information between the servers and manages the refreshing of the web cache on the student´s computer. The software installed on server 1 has been mostly designed independently of Moodle technology, allowing its reuse and system scalability. Server 2 supports databases of students´ personal needs and digital resources, making them portable to any other system, being this, the main reason why an exclusive server has been used for this purpose.

The system has been designed in a robust and scalable way to allow future extensions such as the following: allow adding new forms of functional diversity, new accessibility metadata, expand accessibility metadata values spaces, reuse in new learning platforms with minimum changes due to its independence of the technology used.

They are looking for companies with a focus on education, for example:

- Companies that develop learning platforms, as it would allow them to convert the developed platforms into accessible platforms.
- Teaching centers or academies that use learning platforms and wish to update them to offer access to all people regardless of the sensory mode used to communicate, also allowing compliance with current legislation on accessibility.
Foreign partners would be interested due to the patent addresses the problem of accessibility which is a global problem.

They look for technical cooperation, license or commercial agreements with technical assistance.
Advantages and Innovations:
The learning platform has been adapted following the latest version of the IMS AccessForAll version 3.0 standard, that provides greater facilities of use of the application.

The data models have been reduced considerably, allowing a greater understanding of students and teachers.

It allows the student to select more than one value in the metadata value spaces, creating a profile more adjusted to reality.

It offers the possibility of generating student profiles automatically.

In case of manual creation of profiles, the tool fills in automatically the most of the accessibility metadata based on the basic metadata entered by the student.

The system performs an efficient search and visualization and / or download of the adaptations that meet the student´s profile.

Two MySQL databases have been introduced that not only efficiently manage profiles and digital resources, but also allow them to communicate with other systems such as repositories and other learning platforms thanks to the chosen technology and the software implemented.
Stage of Development:
Available for demonstration
IPs:
Patents granted

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The researchers are looking for companies that develop learning platforms, teaching centers or academies interested in reaching commercial agreements with technical assistance, license or technical cooperation agreements.

They are looking for companies with a focus on education, for example:

- Companies that develop learning platforms, as it would allow them to convert the developed platforms into accessible platforms.
- Teaching centers or academies that use learning platforms and wish to update them to offer access to all people regardless of the sensory mode used to communicate, also allowing compliance with current legislation on accessibility.
Foreign partners would be interested due to the patent addresses the problem of accessibility which is a global problem.

They offer maintenance service and technical problem solving if the company requires it, depending on its profile.

- Commercial agreement: it consists in a payment by every student using it. It is also possible to negotiate an agreement related to technical aspects.
- Technical cooperation: the company pay an amount to update it to new versions and solve technical problems that may arise.
- License Agreement: they company pay a fee for the use (less than in the technical cooperation case) and they take care of the technical part.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
University
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
No
Languages Spoken:
English
Spanish

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
01006001 Audiovisual Equipment and Communication
11002 Educación y formación
01005002 Tele-enseñanza (e-Learning)