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Workshop on Personalised Technologies for Lifelong Learning Print E-mail

 Workshop on Personalised Technologies for Lifelong Learning
18th November 2008

The Workshop aims to provide a forum for discussing personalised technologies for
supporting lifelong learners, disseminate work conducted in the MyPlan JISC
project, learn from other projects, and identify issues of common interest and
concern for possible further investigation.

Venue: School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Birkbeck, University of London. Room 124, First Floor, North Block of Senate House –please see for maps and directions (the  School is at location 9 on the map at



10.00 Arrival and coffee/tea

10.30‐12.00 Session 1
Talks from MyPlan team members on issues relating to planning of
lifelong learning, lifelong learner modelling, and use of virtual worlds for
supporting learners:

Nicholas Van Labeke, Nottingham University: Using Similarity Metrics
for Matching Lifelong Learners in MyPlan (presentation available through the Documents section)

Hassan Baajour, LKL: A Learner Ontology for Planning of Lifelong Learning (presentation available through the Documents section)

Sara de Freitas, Coventry University

12.00‐12.30 Discussion

12.30‐1.30 Lunch and networking

1.30‐3.00 Session 2

Simon Grant, Consultant, JISC CETIS: How Semantic Web Ideas connect
to portfolio interoperability (presentation available through the Documents section)

Andrew Ravenscroft, London Metropolitan University: Personalisation as
practices: issues, challenges and future directions for design (presentation available through the Documents section)

Shailey Minocha, Open University: Investigating the Efficacy of Social
Software in Education, a Case Study Approach (presentation available through the Documents section)

3.00 – 4.00 Plenary: Next Generation Environments for Lifelong Learning

4.00 Wrap‐up and Coffee/tea

4.15 – 5.00 MyPlan project Advisory Group Meeting


MyPlan publications Print E-mail
The papers are available in the Documents section
  • S. de Freitas, G. Rebolledo-Mendez, F.  Liarokapis, G. Magoulas, A. Poulovassilis  (2009) Developing an evaluation methodology for immersive learning experiences in a virtual world. In Rebolledo-Mendez, G., Liarokapis, F., de Freitas, S. (Eds) Proceedings of 2009 Conference in Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications, IEEE Press, pp 43-50.
  • N. Van Labeke, A. Poulovassilis, G. Magoulas (2008). Using Similarity Metrics for Matching Lifelong Learners. ITS'2008 –  9th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems. Springer.
  • S. De Freitas, I. Harrison, G. Magoulas, G. Papamarkos, A. Poulovassilis, N. Van Labeke, A. Mee, M. Oliver (2008). L4All, a Web-Service Based System for Lifelong Learners. In S. Salerno et al. (Eds), The Learning Grid Handbook: Concepts, Technologies and Applications. IOS Press.
  • H. Baajour, G.D. Magoulas, A. Poulovassilis (2008). Towards cross-system user model interoperability for personalised lifelong learning. Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Ubiquitous User Modeling with focus on User Model Intergration (UMI 2008) in conjuction with the 5th International Conference on Adaptive Huypermedia and Adaptive Web-based Systems, July 29, 2008, Hannover, Germany, pp. 28-32.
  • H. Baajour, G.D. Magoulas and A. Poulovassilis (2007) Designing services-enabled personalisation for planning of lifelong learning based on individual and group characteristics, Proceedings of the Workshop on Personalisation in E-Learning Environments at Individual and Group Level, 11th International Conference on User Modeling (UM 2007), Corfu, Greece, 25-29 June 2007.
  • H. Baajour, G.D. Magoulas and A. Poulovassilis (2007) Modelling the lifelong learner in a services-based environment, 2nd International Conference on Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA 07), Wrexham, North East Wales, UK 4-7 September 2007.
Publications Print E-mail

The development of a system for supporting the lifelong learner, Freitas, I.Harrison, G.Magoulas, A.Mee, F.Mohamad, M.Oliver, G.Papamarkos, A.Poulovassilis. British Journal of Educational Technology, 37(6), pp 867-880, November 2006. Special Issue on Collaborative e-Support for Lifelong Learning.

L4All - a web-service based system for Lifelong Learners , Freitas, G.Magoulas, M.Oliver, G.Papamarkos, A.Poulovassilis, I.Harrison, A.Mee. Proceedings of eChallenges'2006 (Workshop on Next Generation in Technology Enhanced Learning), 25-27 October 2006, Barcelona. IOS Press, pp 1477-1484.

A services-enabled environment for personalising Lifelong Learning Pathways, G.Magoulas, G.Papamarkos, A.Poulovassilis. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Applying Service Oriented Architectures to Adaptive Information Systems, at AHM'2006, Dublin, 20-23 June, 2006. (Lecture Notes in Learning and Teaching, Weibelzahl, S. and Cristea, A. (eds), pp 140-147, ISSN 1649-8623).