Accessible user profile modeling for academic services based on MOOCs

Iniesto, Francisco and Rodrigo, Covadonga (2015). Accessible user profile modeling for academic services based on MOOCs. In: Proceedings of the XVI International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (INTERACCIÓN 2015) (Ponsa, Pere and Guasch, Daniel eds.), ACM New York, New York, USA.




MOOCs are examples of the evolution of eLearning environments, it is a fact that the flexibility of the learning services allows students to learn at their own time, place and pace, enhances continuous communication and interaction between all participants in knowledge and community building, benefits people with disabilities and therefore can improve their level of employability and social inclusion. MOOCs are leading a revolutionary computer and mobile-based scenario along with social technologies that will emergence new kinds of learning applications that enhance communication and collaboration processes, for that reason a strategy of the use of metadata regarding the achievement of accessibility from content to user preferences is presented in this paper, in order to achieve a better accessibility level while designing new learning services for people with functional diversity based upon MOOCs.

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