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Using similarity metrics for matching lifelong learners

Van Labeke, Nicolas; Poulovassilis, Alexandra and Magoulas, George (2008). Using similarity metrics for matching lifelong learners. In: ITS'08 - 9th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, 23-27 Jun 2008, Montreal, Canada, Springer, pp. 142–151.

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The L4All system provides an environment for the lifelong learner to access information about courses, personal development plans, recommendation of learning pathways, personalised support for planning of learning, and reflecting on learning. Designed as a web-based application, it offers lifelong learners the possibility to define and share their own timeline (a chronological record of their relevant life episodes) in order to foster collaborative elaboration of future goals and aspirations. A keystone for delivering such functionalities is the possibility for learner to search for "people like me". Addressing the fact that such a definition of "people like me" is ambiguous and subjective, this paper explores the use of similarity metrics as a flexible mechanism for comparing and ranking lifelong learners' timelines.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 Springer
ISSN: 0302-9743
Extra Information: Intelligent Tutoring Systems
9th International Conference, ITS 2008
Montreal, Canada, June 23–27, 2008
Edited by Beverley P.Woolf, Esma Aïmeur, Roger Nkambou, Susanne Lajoie
Berlin : Springer, 2008
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5091
ISBN-10 3-540-69130-8
ISBN-13 978-3-540-69130-3
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
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Item ID: 34568
Depositing User: Nicolas Van Labeke
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2012 08:29
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 13:43
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