Dr Kinshuk

Dr Kinshuk
University of North Texas | UNT · College of Information

PhD

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Introduction
Dr Kinshuk currently works at the College of Information, University of North Texas.
Additional affiliations
March 2010 - August 2016
Athabasca University
Position
  • NSERC/iCORE/Xerox/Markin Industrial Research Chair in Adaptivity and Personalization in Informatics
Description
  • Advancing research on the innovative paradigms, architectures and implementations of wireless learning applications and systems for individualised and adaptive learning in an increasingly global environment. For more details: http://adapt.athabascau.ca/
April 2009 - August 2016
Athabasca University
Position
  • Adaptive approaches for mobile learning technologies
July 2005 - June 2006
Massey University
Position
  • Agent based intelligent help environment for New Zealand student community
Description
  • This project aimed to produce a web-based system for NZ tertiary students to share study and subject-related problems, join study groups, and receive expert advice.
Education
October 1993 - September 1996
De Montfort University
Field of study
  • Computer Aided Learning for Entry Level Accountancy Students
October 1992 - September 1993
University of Strathclyde
Field of study
  • Mechanical Computer Aided Engineering
July 1987 - March 1992
University of Rajasthan
Field of study
  • Mechanical

Publications

Publications (534)
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With the rapid evolution of mobile technology, the adoption of mobile learning in education has also increased. Several studies have conducted various systematic literature reviews to discuss mobile learning from different perspectives, such as its advantages and limitations. However, limited attention has been paid to pedagogy in mobile learning....
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Background Mobile‐based assessment has been an active area of research in the field of mobile learning. Prior research has demonstrated that mobile‐based assessment systems positively affect student performance. However, it is still unclear why and how these systems positively affect student performance. Objectives This study aims to identify the...
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Learning analytics (LA) in educational games is considered an emerging practice due to its potential of enhancing the learning process. Growing research on formative assessment has shed light on the ways in which students' meaningful and in-situ learning experiences can be supported through educational games. To understand learners' playful experie...
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Research on augmented reality (AR) in education is gaining momentum worldwide. This field has been actively growing over the past decades in terms of the research and development of new technologies. Reviews in the field of AR in education consist of systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses (around 45), surveys (around 33), and only one bibl...
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Learning Analytics (LA) approaches have proved to be able to enhance learning process and learning performance. However, little is known about applying these approaches for second language acquisition using educational games. Therefore, this study applied LA approaches to design a smart collaborative educational game, to enhance primary school chil...
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The rapid advancements in online education have pointed to a new open learning approach using Open Educational Resources (OER). In this approach, learners can freely access or redistribute educational resources that have been released online in the public domain under an open license. Whereas this approach looks appealing in reducing learning costs...
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With the emergence of technology, the personalization of e-learning systems is enhanced. These systems use a set of parameters for personalizing courses. However, in literature, these parameters are not based on classification and optimization algorithms to implement them in the cloud. Cloud computing is a new model of computing where standard and...
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The design, implementation, and outcome of educational robots in special education have not been sufficiently examined in a systematic way. In particular, learner-based and contextual factors, as well as the essential roles played by various stakeholders have not been addressed when robots are used as a learning tool in special education. Therefore...
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With the rapid growth of mobile technologies, mobile devices have become very popular and have reached a very high spread. Consequently, mobile games have started gaining an increasing attention from researchers and practitioners. This paper investigates the impact of mobile technologies on designing and delivering educational mobile games. In part...
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With advances in learning technologies, new pedagogical models are being developed to improve students’ learning performance. One notable model is the flipped classroom, which has attracted the attention of many researchers, particularly in K-12 education. However, research on effective approaches for managing the flipped classroom model to improve...
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A cyber-flipped course was conducted with the flipped classroom pedagogy by using a wholly online approach for all learning activities in asynchronous and synchronous class sessions. Literature suggests that traditional flipped courses can effectively enhance students’ learning outcomes in comparison to non-flipped courses. However, conducting all...
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Training efficiency is important for functional fitness training because it assures the trainees receive appropriate training to meet their needs of skill formation. With the support of technologies, the functional fitness training process can be adapted to suit each elder’s physical conditions. This study proposes a dual adaptive strategy for adju...
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Online learning is gaining increasing attention by researchers and educators since it makes students learn without being limited in time or space like traditional classrooms. Particularly, several researchers have also focused on gamifying the provided online courses to motivate and engage students. However, this type of learning still faces severa...
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While researchers have highlighted the importance of considering learner’s personality as a personalization parameter in computer based learning, very few studies have really addressed this parameter in educational games. Therefore, this paper presents an educational game which models learner’s personality, specifically introvert/extrovert dimensio...
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The ability of automatically modeling learners' personalities is an important step in building adaptive learning environments. Several studies showed that knowing the personality of each learner can make the learning interaction with the provided learning contents and activities within learning systems more effective. However, the traditional metho...
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Advances in technology have given the learning analytics (LA) area further potential to enhance the learning process by using methods and techniques that harness educational data. However, the lack of guidelines on what should be taken into considerations during application of LA hinders its full adoption. Therefore, this article investigates the i...
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This book focuses on the interplay between pedagogy and technology, and their fusion for the advancement of smart learning environments. It discusses various components of this interplay, including learning and assessment paradigms, social factors and policies, emerging technologies, innovative application of mature technologies, transformation of...
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Conducting studies to assess the efficiency of smart learning environments, including learning analytics tools, is essential to the success of this emerging field. Recruiting and retaining research participants is fundamental to obtaining meaningful results from such studies, and yet, this remains a major challenge. Understanding the research parti...
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Teacher support for students in ubiquitous learning environments is challenging owing to physical distance and a lack of reliable real-time multimedia-rich communication. This is further complicated because the learning process is dynamic and problems need quick resolution. Given these challenges, this study proposes an architecture for a teacher f...
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Learning Management Systems are used in millions of higher education courses, across various countries and disciplines. Teachers build courses reflecting their individual teaching methods, which may not always fit students’ different learning styles. However, limited information is known about how well these courses support the learners. The study...
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One of the greatest advantages of augmented reality (AR) in education is that AR increases student motivation. Nevertheless, there is a gap between the research on student motivation in AR and the definition of frameworks to inform and guide the design and development of AR applications that effectively support student motivation. In this paper, we...
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Research on Augmented Reality (AR) in education has demonstrated that AR applications designed with diverse components boost student motivation in educational settings. However, most of the research conducted to date, does not define exactly what those components are and how these components positively affect student motivation. This study, therefo...
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Abstract There is a distinct lack of authentic and relevant learning opportunities for Indigenous learners in formalized educational settings. This is due to multiple factors including the lack of incorporation of Indigenous knowledge into educational curriculum. A significant portion of Indigenous knowledge is in relation to the land and is experi...
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Advanced technology has provided new opportunities for its application in the education field, creating new learning environments to suit the changing environment and learning requirements of learners. Many studies focused on users’ performance after the implementation of the technology, and less attention was placed on identifying and solving the...
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With the rapid growth of online education in recent years, Learning Analytics (LA) has gained increasing attention from researchers and educational institutions as an area which can improve the overall effectiveness of learning experiences. However, the lack of guidelines on what should be taken into consideration during application of LA hinders i...
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The increased interaction with multimedia content has been recognized as a significant factor to improve learners’ learning outcomes. As a result, interactive video lectures are increasingly being adopted in digital learning contexts for increasing interactivity. However, conventional video lecture lacks interactive learning activities (ILAs) that...
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Today people learn in many diverse locations and contexts, beyond the confines of classical brick and mortar classrooms. This trend is ever increasing, progressing hand-in-hand with the progress of technology. Context-aware learning systems are systems which adapt to the learner’s context, providing tailored learning for a particular learning envir...
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Learning is a marked change in the conceptual representation of the world, in naturally intelligent entities, such as humans, as well as in artificially intelligent entities. Analytics aims at the generation of situational awareness, specifically, moments of insight that effect such a marked change and the enablers of the change. In that, Learning...
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This book introduces the advanced technologies used for authentic learning, an educational term that refers to a variety of techniques focusing on how students apply the skills and knowledge acquired in school in real-world situations. In the meanwhile, it presents the latest trends and future developments in learning design, learning environment a...
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It is widely acknowledged that writing is a process and should be taught as a process. However, it is still assessed as though it is a product. Educational technology makes now possible for teachers to become observers of the writing process of their students to discover how their writing competences (e.g., grammatical accuracy, topic flow, transit...
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Not all that glitters is gold, not all who wander are lost, and equally as true, cloud computing is not the ultimate solution to educational computing problems. Although the possibility of utilizing cloud computing can appear to be a heaven-sent solution for educational applications, a more down to earth review of the possible drawbacks and limitat...
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Many Indigenous learners worldwide find the learning materials presented in current educational settings culturally irrelevant. A lack of relevant learning materials within formal education settings subscribing to Western Euro-centric curriculum standards is a key factor. Learning materials provided through modelling, practice, and apprenticeship,...
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Situation awareness is an emerging concept in ubiquitous environments, particularly the learning ones. Situation identification techniques developed in literature aim to infer the user's situation from the detected context. Most of the studies to date in ubiquitous learning (u-learning) field give equal importance for detected context elements to d...
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Even with the adoption of modern technology within the medical system, the spread of deadly pathogens remains a silent, yet deadly killer. Indeed, e-health, and in particular m-health is at the forefront of the computing portion of modern medical care. It follows the ubiquity of mobile computing devices that has become synonymous with modern life....
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Recently, educational games are gaining increased interest from researchers since they are very motivating and interactive, and combine fun and learning strategies together. Therefore, teaching students how to develop their own educational games in universities is needed but challenging. Most courses available online simply use Portable Document Fi...
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This paper presents a learning analytics system that has been extended to address multiple domains (writing and coding) for a breadthwise expansion. The system has also been infused with analytics solutions targeting competence, grade prediction and regulation traits, thus offering deeper insights. Our experiences in extending the breadth and depth...
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An online test system has been designed and implemented to provide teachers with end-to-end solution to streamline student assessment process as well as saving them time and efforts of preparing test questions – the system can automatically generate items, based on the knowledge map teachers created, for teachers to pick-up and form their tests. Mo...
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Learning Analytics systems can analyze and measure learners’ data to infer competence, meta-competence, and confidence measures. While catering to the needs of students, the Learning Analytics system also measures effectiveness and efficiency of the learning environment. These measures enable the Learning Analytics system to auto-configure and auto...
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This paper in the Indian Journal of Open Learning explores some of the issues in working across time and space boundaries for professional development of online educators. It focuses on voluntary aspects of professional development within the context of networked learning communities. It also places an emphasis on ways of respecting and acknowledgi...
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Early childhood quality education is a cornerstone in educational development. Many countries have started to develop their own preschool educational system in accordance with the European Union Standards, where learning English language and using technology are prerequisites. In this research, the peace context was used as a mediator for learning...
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The world is becoming open with the use of digital technology and internet. Open Education (OE) not only provides learning opportunities for those who do not have access to educational resources and practices, but also provides high-quality resources for those who want to achieve higher goals. Policies are one of the many strategies to quicken the...
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Analytics is about insights. Learning Analytics is about insights on factors such as capacity of learners, learning behaviour, predictability of learning concerns, and nurturing of cognitive aspects of learners, among others. Learning Analytics systems can engage learners to detect and appreciate insights generated by others, engage learners to inv...
Book
This book focuses on the emerging phenomenon of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which are changing the fundamental underpinning of educational systems worldwide and forcing educators and other stakeholders to re-think the way instruction is currently conducted. It examines the origins of MOOCs within the context of the open education movement,...
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In the course of the last few years, many educational and research communities have been deeply invested in the development of learning analytics. Learning analytics measures the effectiveness and efficiency of learning environments, in order to understand the needs of learners and to improve the teaching process. The research presented in this pap...
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This paper describes an e-learning initiative with the Paint-cAR application in the Vocational Education and Training programme of Car's Maintenance. In this initiative 69 students participated and the IMMS instrument was used to identify students' levels of motivation. The results show a positive result in the four dimensions of the ARCS model of...
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Today’s educational environment is based on a very Eurocentric approach, which many Indigenous learners find as culturally irrelevant. This paper posits potential uses of information communication technology (ICT) as components of culturally and community relevant, and collaboratively developed learning tools, with the potential to provide authenti...
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This chapter exposes MUSIX, an analytics tool about to be developed, that will enrich music learning and enhance the music teaching approach. MUSIX will collect data from music theory lessons, the playing of instrumental pieces, sight-singing, and vocal training, and subsequently teach and help each student through computerized analysis to better t...
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This research paper introduces a state of the art for coupling software-defined networking (SDN) capability in smart learning environment (SLE). Smart Competence LEarning Analytics platform (SCALE) is the learning analytics platform, which has been developed to analyze and measure the learners data (Big data) generated in SLE for understanding the...
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Smart learning environments are technology-enhanced educational systems that not only support learners’ learning but also provide a learning environment to learners according to their learning needs. In our previous research, we proposed a rule-based recommender system that supports learners in a learner-centered approach (Imran et al. A rule-based...
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The concept of Augmented Reality (AR) was coined in the context of industrial maintenance and nowadays AR is being applied to support teaching and learning process at different levels of education. One of these levels is the Vocational Education and Training (VET) which covers programmes that train people to develop a particular occupation or trade...
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The development of nations is primarily impacted by the quality of education. Therefore, many countries have realized the importance of early education (preschool), as it is the pillar of quality education system. In this research, peace context is used as mediator for learning English language. The study aims to reveal the impact of learning throu...
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In this paper, single sample face recognition (SSFR) problem is addressed by introducing an adaptive biometric system within a modular architecture where one detector per target individual is proposed. For each detector, a face model is generated with the gallery face image and updated overtime. Sequential Karhunen-Loeve technique is applied to upd...
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Well scheduling is a complex business process which includes the tasks of planning and execution of locating land, constructing, drilling, completing, and tie-in of a well. In our previous work, a multi-agent based framework was proposed to automate well scheduling, where a challenge was to automate the estimation of the price for the tasks that th...
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a mental health disorder. People diagnosed with ADHD are often inattentive (have difficulty focusing on a task for a considerable period of time), overly impulsive (make rash decisions), and are hyperactive (moving excessively, often at inappropriate times). ADHD is often diagnosed through psychiat...