Colm Howlin

Colm Howlin
Realizeit

PhD

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May 2008 - present
Realizeit
Position
  • Principal Investigator
September 2006 - September 2007
Loughborough University
Position
  • Research Associate
September 2002 - September 2006
University of Limerick
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (13)
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Professor Euan Lindsay is a Mechatronic engineer, a discipline that integrates computers, electronics and physical hardware. Prof Lindsay's background is in Remote laboratories, investigating whether remote and simulated access alternatives to the traditional in-person laboratory experience can provide the high quality learning outcomes for student...
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Clustering of educational data allows similar students to be grouped, in either crisp or fuzzy sets, based on their similarities. Standard approaches are well suited to identifying common student behaviors; however, by design, they put much less emphasis on less common behaviors or outliers. The approach presented in this paper employs fuzzing clus...
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TO DOWNLOAD FULL PAPER FOLLOW LINK AND LOOK FOR PAGES 487-494: https://www.sefi.be/2018/10/02/sefi-2018-annual-conference/ Technology is changing the way that people consume media, with platforms such as Netflix and Youtube enabling a shift towards asynchronous engagement with entertainment. University curricula, however, remain heavily synchronis...
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This study represents an adaptive learning partnership among The University of Central Florida, Colorado Technical University, and the platform provider Realizeit. A thirteen-variable learning domain for students forms the basis of a component invariance study. The results show that four dimensions: knowledge acquisition, engagement activities, com...
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The number of students taking online courses has grown dramatically in recent years. Increasingly institutions are turning to adaptive platforms to deliver these online courses as they seek to offer personalized learning to each individual. The goal is to allow learners to progress at their own pace, place and convenience. Key to any learning syste...
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At the beginning of every course, it can be expected that several students already have some knowledge of the curriculum. For learning efficiency it is important to quickly identify this latent knowledge. This enables students to begin new learning immediately which in turn prevents the frustration or boredom that might be caused otherwise. A compo...
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Analytics allows the discovery and communication of patterns and relationships hidden within data. In the context of education, capturing deeply granular data offers educators the potential to gain previously unobtainable insights into the learning process and allows them to make data-informed decisions. This paper discusses the analytics made avai...
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At the beginning of every course, it can be expected that several students have some syllabus knowledge. For efficiency in learning systems, and to combat student frustration and boredom, it is important to quickly uncover this latent knowledge. This enables students to begin new learning immediately. In this paper we compare two algorithms used to...
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This paper documents the work in progress in creating a new Intelligent Learning System. The paper introduces the issues of relevance when developing such systems. It examines briefly the state of the art followed by key approaches to addressing the major research questions in the field. We introduce the Realise it system outlining the philosophy b...
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Wave packets in a smoothly inhomogeneous medium are governed by a nonlinear Schrödinger (NLS) equation with variable coefficients. There are two spatial scales in the problem: the spatial scale of the inhomogeneities and the distance over which nonlinearity and dispersion affect the packet. Accordingly, there are two limits where the problem can be...
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Weakly nonlinear packets of surface gravity waves over topography are governed by a nonlinear Schrödinger equation with variable coefficients. Using this equation and assuming that the horizontal scale of topography is much larger than the width of the packet, we show that, counter-intuitively, the amplitude of a shoaling packet decays, while its w...

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