Personalisation of Learning in Virtual Learning Environments

Dominique Verpoorten, Christian Glahn, Milos Kravcik, Stefaan Ternier, Marcus Specht

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    Abstract

    Personalization of learning has become a prominent issue in the educational field, at various levels. This article elaborates a different view on personalisation than what usually occurs in this area. Its baseline is that personalisation occurs when learning turns out to become personal in the learner’s mind. Through a literature survey, we analyze constitutive dimensions of this inner sense of personalisation. Here, we devote special attention to confronting learners with tracked information. Making their personal interaction footprints visible contrasts with the back-office usage of this data by researchers, instructors or adaptive systems. We contribute a prototype designed for the Moodle platform according to the conceptual approach presented here.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLearning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines
    Subtitle of host publication4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2009 Nice, France, September 29–October 2, 2009 Proceedings
    EditorsUlrike Cress, Vania Dimitrova, Marcus Specht
    PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
    Chapter7
    Pages52-66
    Number of pages15
    Volume5794
    ISBN (Electronic)9783642046360
    ISBN (Print)9783642046353
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning: Learning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines - Nice, France
    Duration: 29 Sep 20092 Oct 2009
    Conference number: 4

    Conference

    Conference4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
    Abbreviated titleEC-TEL 2009
    CountryFrance
    CityNice
    Period29/09/092/10/09

    Keywords

    • personalisation
    • self-regulation
    • VLE
    • learner support
    • learner tracking

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    Verpoorten, D., Glahn, C., Kravcik, M., Ternier, S., & Specht, M. (2009). Personalisation of Learning in Virtual Learning Environments. In U. Cress, V. Dimitrova, & M. Specht (Eds.), Learning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines: 4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2009 Nice, France, September 29–October 2, 2009 Proceedings (Vol. 5794, pp. 52-66). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04636-0_7