The JISC-funded MyPlan project is developing, deploying and evaluating new techniques and tools that allow personalised planning of lifelong learning. The project brings together stakeholders from a broad range of institutions all of whom are committed to providing lifelong learning opportunities which enhance career development and widen participation, including the recently announced Linking London Lifelong Learning Network (L4N), comprising over 25 institutions across London. MyPlan has three major aims:

* To develop and evaluate user models that reflect the needs of the diverse population of lifelong learners.

* To develop, deploy and evaluate personalised functionalities for the creation, searching and recommendation of learning pathways.

* To evaluate current game-based applications for supporting lifelong learners with view to developing and integrating a game-based application into MyPlan.

The MyPlan project follows on from the earlier L4All project.

MyPlan publications
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.

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).