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Searching for “people like me” in a lifelong learning system

Van Labeke, Nicolas; Magoulas, George and Poulovassilis, Alexandra (2009). Searching for “people like me” in a lifelong learning system. In: EC-TEL'09 - Fourth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, 29 Sep - 2 Oct 2009, Nice (France), Springer, pp. 106–111.

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The L4All system allows learners to record and share learning pathways through educational offerings, with the aim of facilitating progression from Secondary Education, through to Further Education and on to Higher Education. It provides facilities for learners to create, maintain and share their own 'timeline' (a chronological record of their learning, work and personal episodes) with other users, in order to foster collaborative elaboration of future goals and aspirations. This paper describes the design of the system's personalised mechanism for searching for "people like me", presents the results from an evaluation session held with a group of mature learners, and identifies recommendations arising from this evaluation which have led to further development of the system.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 Springer
ISSN: 0302-9743
Extra Information: Learning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines
4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2009
Nice, France, September 29–October 2, 2009
Edited by Ulrike Cress, Vania Dimitrova, Marcus Specht
Berlin : Springer, 2009
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5794
ISBN-10 3-642-04635-5
ISBN-13 978-3-642-04635-3
pp. 106–111
Keywords: lifelong learning; learning communities; personalisation
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
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Item ID: 34567
Depositing User: Nicolas Van Labeke
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2012 08:59
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 13:43
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