Title: Privacy and personalisation in a smart space for learning

Authors: Tomaz Klobucar, Vanja Senicar, Borka Jerman Blazic

Addresses: Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, Ljubljana 1001, Slovenia. ' Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, Ljubljana 1001, Slovenia. ' Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, Ljubljana 1001, Slovenia

Abstract: Adaptive learning systems typically involve learner profiles with sensitive information and activities that might breach learner|s privacy, such as tracking, profiling or collaborative filtering. In this paper, we discuss privacy aspects of personalisation and adaptation in smart spaces for learning. A smart space for learning is a system for mediation of learning services, which is being developed in the EU IST ELENA project. We present privacy threats and requirements in smart spaces for learning with focus on a learner, we model learner profile data that are necessary for privacy protection, and propose privacy-enhancing technology based solutions.

Keywords: smart space for learning; privacy; personalisation; learner profile; adaptive learning; mediation; learning services; e-learning; personal learning assistant; PLA; data protection; internet; web-based learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2004.005728

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2004 Vol.14 No.4/5, pp.388 - 401

Available online: 28 Nov 2004 *

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