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INTUITEL - Intelligent Tutoring Interface for Technology Enhanced Learning

CoordinatorProf. Dr. Peter Henning, Hochschule Karlsruhe

Coordinator Vienna: Univ. Prof. Dr. Christian Swertz

Team: Alexandra Forstner, MA; 
Mag. Alexander Schmoelz, Bakk

Funding: EU-FP7-ICT  

Duration: 1.10.2012 - 30.6.2015

Homepage: INTUITEL


The objective of INTUITEL is to enhance state-of-the-art e-learning content and Learning Management Systems (LMS) with features that so far have been provided only by human tutors. An INTUITEL-enabled system constitutes an integrated learning environment that configures itself in response to any learner, monitors his/her progress and behaviour, combines these data with pedagogical and methodological knowledge and then by automated reasoning deduces optimal guidance and feedback. The deductive process may include the current learner performance, the daily learning attitude and emotional setting of the learner, personal aspects like gender, culture and age as well as environmental aspects like available communication bandwidth, ambient noise level, screen size and type of access device. INTUITEL therefore will be a step towards a global learning cloud, where personalized technology-enhanced learning is available for any person at any place, with any access device and under any external condition, including mobile learning scenarios. In INTUITEL, learning goals will be defined according to the desired competency, which will be mapped to the available content. At the same time, high flexibility to choose a learning pathway is maintained by offering system driven and learner directed navigation tools, thereby increasing the empowerment of teachers and learners and fostering the acquisition of methodological knowledge. By interpreting the learner's responses INTUITEL will automatically determine his/her position in a cognitive model for the particular learning content. The INTUITEL-enabled LMS then plays the role of a pedagogically skilled teacher, transparently guiding the learner towards the required competencies. Particular emphasis will be put on a widespread dissemination of INTUITEL results across the e-learning industry as well as in schools, universities and to other educational key players in collaboration with a major e-learning conference.


Zander, Stefan; Swertz, Christian; Verdú, Elena; Verdú Pérez; María Jesús; Henning, Peter (2015): A Semantic MediaWiki-based Approach for the Collaborative Development of Pedagogically Meaningful Learning Content Annotations.

Swertz, Christian; Gal, Eran; Kohen-Vas, Dan; Henning, Peter (2015): INTUITEL: Intelligent Tutoring Interface for Technology Enhanced Learning. In: Teixeira, António Moreira; Szűcs, András; Mázár, Ildikó: Expanding Learning Scenarios. Opening Out the Educational Landscape. Budapest: European Distance and E-Learning Network, S. 204.

Forstner, Alexandra; Swertz, Christian; Schmölz, Alexander Schmölz, Alessandro Barberi, Elena Verdu, Luisa Regueras, Maria Verdu, Juan P. de Castro, Peter A. Henning: Applied Pedagogical Ontology in Moodle for INTUITEL. In: Rensing, Christoph; de Freitas, Sara; Ley, Tobias; Muñoz-Merino, Pedro J.: Open Learning and Teaching in Educational Communities. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8719. Springer: New York.

Heberle, Florian; Henning, Peter A.; Streicher, Alexander; Swertz, Christian; Bock, Jürgen; Zander, Stefan: Advancement of MOOCs with Learning Pathways. In: Anwar, Syed Aziz: 6th Conference on e-Learning Excellence in the Middle East.

Henning, Peter A.; Fuchs, Kevin; Bock, Jürgen; Zander, Stefan; Streicher, Alexander; Zielinski, Andrea; Swertz, Christian; Forstner, Alexandra; Badii, Ata; Thiemert, Daniel; Garcia Perales, Oscar (2014): Personalized Web Learning by joining OER. In: Rensing, Christoph; Trahasch, Stephan (Hrsg.): Proceedings of the DeLFI 2014 conference. 07/2014; GI Lecture Notes in Informatics(P-233): 127-135.

Henning, Peter; Heberle, Florian; Fuchs, Kevin; Swertz, Christian; Schmölz, Alexander; Forstner, Alexandra; Zielinski, Andrea (2014): INTUITEL - Intelligent Tutorial Interface for Technology Enhanced Learning. In: Inán, Cantador; Chi, Min; Farzan, Rosta; Jäschke, Robert: UMAP 2014 Extended Proceedings [http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1181/pros2014_paper_01.pdf].

Henning, Peter; Heberle, Florian, Steicher, Alexander; Zielinsiki, Andrea; Swertz, Christian; Bock, Jürgen; Zander, Stefan (2014): Personalized Web Learning: Merging Open Educational Resources into Adaptive Courses for Higher Education. In: Kravic, M.; Santor, O.C.; Boticario, J.G.: PALE 2014 [http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1181/pale2014_proceedings.pdf#page=57].

Henning, Peter A.; Heberle, Florian; Swertz, Christian; Schmölz, Alexander; Burgos, Daniel; de la Fuente, Luis Valentin; Gal, Eran; Verdu, Elena; P. de Castro, Juan; Parodi, Elisabetta; Schwertl, Uta; Steudtner, Sven (2014): Learning Pathway Recommendation based on a Pedagogical Ontology and its Implementation in Moodle. In: In: Rensing, Christoph; Trahasch, Stephan (Hrsg.): )Proceedings of the DeLFI 2014 conference 07/2014; GI Lecture Notes in Informatics(P-233), S. 39-50. 

Schmoelz, Alexander; Swertz, Christian; Forstner, Alexandra; Barberi, Alessandro (2014): Does Artificial Tutoring foster Inquiry Based Learning? In: Science Education International, Vol. 25, Issue 1, 2014, 123-129.

Swertz, Christian; Barberi, Alessandro; Forstner, Alexandra; Schmölz, Alexander; Henning, Peter; Heberle, Florian (2014): A SMS with a KISS. Towards a Pedagogical Design of a Metadata System for Adaptive Learning Pathways. In: Herrington, Jan; Viteil; Jarmo; Leikomaa, Marianna: EdMedia 2014. World Conference on Educational Media & Technology [http://www.editlib.org/d/147612/].

Swertz, Christian; Henning, Peter; Barberi, Alessandro; Forstner, Alexandra; Heberle, Florian; Schmölz, Alexander (2014): Der didaktische Raum von INTUITEL. Ein pädagogisches Konzept für ein ontologiebasiertes adaptives intelligentes tutorielles LMS-Plugin. In: Rummler, Klaus (Hrsg.): Lernräume gestalten - Bildungskontexte vielfältig denken. Münster: Waxnmann, S. 555-567.

Swertz, Christian; Schmölz, Alexander; Forstner, Alexandra; Heberle, Florian; Henning, Peter; Streicher, Alexander; Bargel, Bela Andreas; Bock, Jürgen (2013): A Pedagogical Ontology as a Playground in Adaptive Elearning Environments. In: Horbach, M. (Hrsg.), INFORMATIK 2013 - Informatik angepasst an Mensch, Organisation und Umwelt (Lecture Notes in Informatics Bd 220), Bonn: Köllen Verlag, S. 1955–1960.

Swertz, Christian; Schmölz, Alexander; Forstner, Alexandra; Dambier, Nathalie; Heberle, Florian; Henning, Peter; Streicher, Alexander; Burghart, Catherine; Bock, Jürgen; Baddi, Atta, Fuente, Luis de la; Parodi, Elisabetta; Thiemert, Daniel; Gal, Eran; Ronen, Michaela; Zander, Stefan (2013): Lernpfadmodellierung mit der Webdidaktik für die adaptive Erweiterung von Lernmanagementsystemen. In: Breiter, Andreas; Rensing Christoph (Hrsg.), DeLFI 2013 - Die 11. E-Learning Fachtagung Informatik der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI) (Lecture Notes in Informatics Bd 218), Bonn: Köllen Verlag 2013, 277–280.

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