WHURLE - An Adaptive Learning Environment

SourceForge Logo WHURLE (Web-based Hierarchical Universal Reactive Learning Environment) is an attempt to address the failings of current static, ill conceived learning environments with one that is pedagogically effective, adaptive to learner needs and suits all subjects. 

WHURLE is currently implemented using XSLT, and is designed for Coccon 1.x.  The code is available under GPL from SourceForge.  We would appreciate it if any potential users or developers would contact the WHURLE  development team.

Current Status (2004)

WHURLE is still under development as a research tool in the Web Technology Group of the University of Nottingham, and it has been used in various teaching scenarios. There has not been a Sourceforge release since 2002, because the current adaptation filters are not in a state that we consider suitable for a general release. If you are interested in becoming involved with the project, then please contact the developers.

WHURLE at Sourceforge

WHURLE Publications

Brailsford, T.J.; Moore, A.; Stewart, C.D.; Zakaria,M.R.; Choo, B.S. &  Davies, P.M.C. (2001).  Towards a Framework for Effective Web-based Distributed Learning.  Poster, 10th International World Wide Web Conference, Hong Kong, 1-5 May, 2001.

Brailsford, T.J.;  Ashman, H.L.; Stewart, C.D.; Zakaria, M.R. &  Moore, A. (2002). User Control of Adaptation in an Automated Web-Based Learning Environment. First International Conference on Information Technology & Applications (ICITA 2002). Bathurst, Australia 25-28 November 2002.

Brailsford, T.J.; Stewart, C.D.;  Zakaria, M.R. & Moore, A. (2002). Autonavigation, Links and Narrative in an Adaptive Web-Based Integrated Learning Environment.11th International World Wide Web Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 7-11 May 2002.

Moore, A.;  Brailsford, T.J. & Stewart, C.D. (2001). Personally tailored teaching in WHURLE using conditional transclusion.  Short Paper, 12th  ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia.  Århus, Denmark, August 14-18, 2001.

Moore, A.; Brailsford, T.J.; Stewart, C.D.; & Davies, P.M.C. (2003). Authoring for Adaptive Presentation. International conference on Engineering Education (ICEE-2003), July 22-26, 2003, Valencia, Spain.

Moore, A.; Stewart, C.D.; Zakaria, M.R. & Brailsford, T.J.; (2003). WHURLE - an adaptive remote learning framework. International conference on Engineering Education (ICEE-2003), July 22-26, 2003, Valencia, Spain.

Moore, A.; Stewart, C.D.; Martin, D.; Brailsford, T.J. & Ashman, H. (2004). Links for Learning: Linking for an Adaptive Learning Environment. 3rd IASTED International Conference on Web-Based Education - WBE 2004. Innsbruck, Austria February 16-18, 2004.

Zakaria, M.R. & Brailsford, T.J. (2002). User Modelling and Adaptive Educational Hypermedia Frameworks for Education. New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 8, 83-97.

Zakaria, M.R.; Moore, A.;  Ashman, H.L.; Stewart, C.D. & Brailsford, T.J. (2002). The Hybrid Model for Adaptive Educational Hypermedia. Poster, 2nd International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web Based Systems, 29-31 May 2002. Malaga, Spain.

Zakaria, M.R.; Moore, A.;  Stewart, C.D. &  Brailsford, T.J. (2003).  “Pluggable” user models for adaptive hypermedia in education.  Proceedings of the Fourteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, August 26-30, 2003, Nottingham, UK. pp 170-171.

Please contact Adam Moore or Tim Brailsford for further information