Title: Personalisation services for learning management systems in mobile settings

Authors: Alfio Andronico, Antonella Carbonaro, Luigi Colazzo, Andrea Molinari

Addresses: Department of Information Engineering, University of Siena, Via Roma, 56 53100 Siena, Italy. ' Department of Computer Science, University of Bologna, Mura Anteo Zamboni 7, Bologna I-40127, Italy. ' Department of Computer and Management Sciences, University of Trento, Via Inama 5, Trento 38100, Italy. ' Department of Computer and Management Sciences, University of Trento, Via Inama 5, Trento 38100, Italy

Abstract: The paper presents the guidelines and first findings of a project of three Italian universities (Bologna, Siena and Trento) which aim is to offer personalisation services in a mobile learning platform. The integration of a recommendation system that suggests educational resources to students improves the user|s adaptivity and personalisation. Technological aspects of this integration are illustrated. Besides, the extensions of a Learning Management System for mobile learning are presented, including services for the mobile users of the system. The project has its foundations in the availability of significant experience on e-learning real processes, and on the availability of an e-learning system developed in previous projects and currently used by different faculties.

Keywords: mobile learning; m-learning; mobile devices; e-learning; personalisation mechanisms; collaborative filtering; recommender system; learning management; adaptive learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2004.005726

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2004 Vol.14 No.4/5, pp.353 - 369

Available online: 28 Nov 2004 *

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