Title: Preference-based decision making for personalised access to Learning Resources

Authors: Charalampos Karagiannidis, George Lekakos, Athanasios V. Vasilakos

Addresses: Department of Special Education, University of Thessaly, Argonafton and Filellinon Street, Volos, GR 38221 Greece. ' Department of Information and Communications Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean, Karlovassi, GR 83200 Samos Island, Greece. ' Department of Computer and Tele communications Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Parko Agiou Dimitriou, GR 50100 Kozani, Greece

Abstract: This article addresses the selection of Learning Resources (LRs; learning material, learning activities, etc.) through a preference-based decision-making framework. We consider the case where a set of LRs are maintained within a digital repository and are described in a common format (e.g. through learning technologies specifications and standards). We present a preference-based decision-making framework for selecting among these LRs according to the profile of each individual learner, thus facilitating personalised access to LRs. We argue that the proposed framework overcomes some of the problems caused by the rule-based approaches which are usually employed to facilitate adaptation and personalisation, in general.

Keywords: learning resources; learning technologies; learning technology specifications; learning technology standards; personalised access; preference-based decision making; personalised learning; online learning; e-learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAACS.2008.019810

International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, 2008 Vol.1 No.3, pp.356 - 369

Published online: 03 Aug 2008 *

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