Social, personalized lifelong learning
Cristea, Alexandra I., Ghali, F. and Joy, Mike (2011) Social, personalized lifelong learning. In: Magoulas, George, (ed.) E-Infrastructures and Technologies for Lifelong Learning: Next Generation Environments. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, pp. 90-125. ISBN 9781615209835Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61520-983-5.ch004
This chapter discusses a challenging hot topic in the area of Web 2.0 technologies for Lifelong Learning: how to merge such technologies with research on personalization and adaptive e-learning, in order to provide the best learning experience, customized for a specific learner or group of learners, in the context of communities of learning and authoring. The authors of this chapter discuss the most well-known frameworks and then show how an existing framework for personalized e-learning can be extended, in order to allow the specification of the complex new relationships that social aspects bring to e-learning platforms. This is not just about creating learning content, but also about developing new ways of learning. For instance, adaptation does not refer to an individual only, but also to groups, which can be groups of learners, designers or course authors. Their interests, objectives, capabilities, and backgrounds need to be catered to, as well as their group interaction. Furthermore, the boundaries between authors and learners become less distinct in the Web 2.0 context. This chapter presents the theoretical basis for this framework extension, as well as its implementation and evaluation, and concludes by discussing the results and drawing conclusions and interesting pointers for further research.
|Item Type:||Book Item|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Computer Science|
|Place of Publication:||Hershey, PA|
|Book Title:||E-Infrastructures and Technologies for Lifelong Learning: Next Generation Environments|
|Number of Pages:||36|
|Page Range:||pp. 90-125|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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