A user model contains and maintains information about the user, which is needed to tailor information and services to each individual user’s characteristics, usage behaviour and/or usage environment. This paper explores user modelling in a service-oriented framework for lifelong learning. It identifies lifelong learners' attributes that should be stored in a user model and proposes personalisation functionalities to support learning throughout life in the context of the L4All1 system.
This paper appears in the Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Internet Technologies and Applications, 4-7 September 2007, Wrexham, UK, pp. 191-201.