Track 2. Adaptive and Personalised Technology-Enhanced Learning (APTeL@ICALT2014)

Track Chairs

Popescu Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania [Coordinator - popescu_elvira@software.ucv.ro]
Atif Arif Altun, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Biswas Gautam Biswas, Vanderbilt University, USA
Magoulas George Magoulas, Birkbeck College & University of London, UK
Papanikolaou Kyparisia Papanikolaou, School of Pedagogical & Technological Education, Greece
Woolf Beverly Woolf, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Track Program Committee

  • Arif Altun, Hacettepe University, Turkey
  • Gautam Biswas, Vanderbilt University, USA
  • George Magoulas, Birkbeck College & University of London, UK
  • Kyparisia Papanikolaou, School of Pedagogical & Technological Education, Greece 
  • Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
  • Beverly Woolf, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA 
  • Michael Baker, CNRS & Telecom ParisTech, France
  • Patricia Charlton, Institute of Education, UK
  • Dunwei Wen, School of Computing and Information Systems, Canada
  • Mihaela Cocea, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • Mirjana Ivanovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Demetra Katsifli, Blackboard, UK
  • Milos Kravcik, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Alexandros Paramythis, Contexity AG, Switzerland 
  • Christina-Maria Steiner, Graz University of Technology, Austria  
  • Oscar Lin, School of Computing and Information Systems, Canada
  • Demetrius Georgiou, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • Maomi Ueno, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
  • Ulrik Schroeder, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Mike Joy, University of Warwick, UK
  • Tsukasa Hirashima, Hiroshima University, Japan
  • Marie-Helene Abel, University of Technology of Compiègne, France
  • Kiyoshi Nakabayashi, Chiba Institute of Technology, Australia
  • Marco Temperini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Petek Askar, TED University, Turkey
  • Maria Bielikova, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
  • Susan Bull, University of Birmingham, UK 
  • Maria Grigoriadou, University of Athens, Greece 
  • Julita Vassileva, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Track Description and Topics of Interest

Advanced learning technologies keep transforming what people learn, how they learn it and the ways they access learning opportunities in formal and informal contexts. As the educational landscape evolves, learning gets more structured around flexible curricula that have to accommodate needs of diverse student audiences, and educational organizations are offering services for accessing courses, content, and resources through a variety of platforms, devices, and learning contexts. In this framework, adapting the educational experience to learners' preferences and needs becomes critical in order to deliver effective technology-enhanced learning. The challenge concerns providing an alternative to the "one-size-fits-all" approach, taking into consideration the individual differences between learners and the application of learning technologies in emerging learning contexts. The aim is to maximize the learner satisfaction, learning gain and efficiency of the learning process. Adaptation can take place both at individual level and group/community level; intelligent and adaptive technologies can be used to support socially-grounded online learning.

APTeL@ICALT2014 will explore different dimensions of adaptation and personalization, including the learner modeling phase, the adaptation mechanisms and techniques, the design and implementation challenges, the experimental validation. A main issue will also be the impact of adaptive and personalised learning environments in real educational (formal or informal) contexts, how such environments can be integrated in the educational process in order to enhance and promote learning. "What can we adapt to?", "What can be adapted?", "How can we collect and process the relevant data?", "What is the impact of adaptation?", “How adaptive and personalised learning environments may promote learning in real contexts?”, “How learners of different profiles perceive personalization?” are some important questions that need to be addressed.

Topics of interest cover various adaptivity and personalization issues in technology enhanced learning, in particular:

  • Personal learning environments (PLE)
  • Intelligent learner and group modeling
  • Adaptive learning methods and techniques
  • Adaptive collaborative learning
  • Personalized mobile learning applications
  • Adaptive educational games
  • Cognitive, motivational and affective aspects for personalization
  • Measurement and evaluation in adaptive learning environments
  • Practice and experience sharing
  • Learning and teaching with adaptive and personalised learning environments

Important dates about ICALT 2014 submissions can be found here.

The ICALT 2014 Author Guidelines can be found here.

The Track 2 CfP can be downloaded from here: