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DynaLearn - An intelligent learning environment for learning conceptual knowledge

Bredeweg, Bert; Liem, Jochem; Beek, Wouter; Linnebank, Floris; Gracia, Jorge; Lozano, Esther; Wißner, Michael; Bühling, René; Salles, Paulo; Noble, Richard; Zitek, Andreas; Borisova, Petya; Mioduser, David


Bert Bredeweg

Jochem Liem

Wouter Beek

Floris Linnebank

Jorge Gracia

Esther Lozano

Michael Wißner

René Bühling

Paulo Salles

Andreas Zitek

Petya Borisova

David Mioduser


Articulating thought in computerbased media is a powerful means for humans to develop their understanding of phenomena. We have created DynaLearn, an intelligent learning environment that allows learners to acquire conceptual knowledge by constructing and simulating qualitative models of how systems behave. DynaLearn uses diagrammatic representations for learners to express their ideas. The environment is equipped with semantic technology components that are capable of generating knowledge- based feedback and virtual characters that enhance the interaction with learners. Teachers have created course material, and successful evaluation studies have been performed. This article presents an overview of the DynaLearn system. Copyright © 2013, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. All rights reserved.


Bredeweg, B., Liem, J., Beek, W., Linnebank, F., Gracia, J., Lozano, E., …Mioduser, D. (2013). DynaLearn - An intelligent learning environment for learning conceptual knowledge. AI Magazine, 34(4), 46-65.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Jun 27, 2013
Publication Date 2013
Deposit Date Apr 1, 2022
Journal AI Magazine
Print ISSN 0738-4602
Publisher Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 34
Issue 4
Pages 46-65
Public URL