Self Organising Wayfinding Support for Lifelong Learners

Colin Tattersall*, Jocelyn Manderveld, Bert Van den Berg, René Van Es, José Janssen, Rob Koper

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    Lifelong learning puts learner self-direction centre-stage. However, increased responsibility should not come at the price of over-burdening or abandonment of learners as they progress along their learning journey. This paper introduces an approach to wayfinding support for lifelong learners based on self-organisation theory. It describes an architecture which supports the recording, processing and presentation of collective learner behaviour designed to create a feedback loop informing learners of successful paths towards the attainment of learning goals. The approach is presented as an alternative to methods of achieving adaptation in hypermedia-based learning environments which involve learner modelling. The article concludes with a discussion of the questions being addressed in our ongoing research.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)111-123
    Number of pages13
    JournalEducation and Information Technologies
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005


    • lifelong learning
    • self-directed learning
    • navigation
    • log-file analysis


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