LLL 2017 Abstracts


Full Papers
Paper Nr: 1
Title:

Towards a Self-Regulated Learning in a Lifelong Learning Perspective

Authors:

Nour El Mawas, Jean-Marie Gilliot, Serge Garlatti, Patricia Serrano Alvarado, Hala Skaf-Molli, Jérôme Eneau, Genevieve Lameul, Jacques-Francois Marchandise and Hugues Pentecouteau

Abstract: The professional development presents many difficulties related to speed of change and the explosion of knowledge that requires people to learn at many intervals throughout their lives. This study proposes a combined Self-Regulated Learning Process, functional and technical architectures in a Lifelong Learning perspective. The Self-Regulated Learning is carried out using Semantic Open Learner Models. We illustrate our process through some services examples. This work is dedicated to the Lifelong Learning active community and more specifically to researchers in Technology Enhanced Learning, pedagogical engineers, and learners who meets difficulties in integrating multidisciplinary expertise, technology and know-how throughout their life.

Paper Nr: 2
Title:

A Global Reflexion Portfolio-based Competence Development Process - Design for Lifelong Learning in Companies with a High Degree of Diversity

Authors:

Ilona Grubliauskaite

Abstract: Competence management in multi-national companies is a complex challenge. Business needs generate competence requirements which are imposed on the workforce. A conflict emerges between the imposed requirements with generated standardized learning offerings and a workforce with heterogeneous backgrounds and learning needs. Goal of the paper is the investigation of this conflict from a lifelong learning perspective of individual work process embedded learning. Core contributions of the paper are a study of work processes and a competence management process. For this purpose an extensive observation study was conducted, covering 800 hours of data collected from 50 participants over 100 days. A competence management process is proposed which builds on the creation of reflexion portfolios to analyze the distribution of a competence among different locations and target groups.

Paper Nr: 3
Title:

A Multi-dimensional Peer Assessment System

Authors:

Usman Wahid, Mohamed Amine Chatti, Uzair Anwar and Ulrik Schroeder

Abstract: Modern day education and learning has moved on from brick and mortar institutions to open learning environments. This recent shift in education has had its effects on the field of assessment and feedback as well. The traditional methods of assessment are being replaced by new methods from the field of open assessment. One such assessment method for open learning environments is peer assessment. Peer assessment is a crowd sourcing technique which lessens the teacher workload and gives students a voice in the assessment process. Despite being the leading assessment method in open learning environments, the tools available for peer assessment are lagging far behind. Most peer assessment tools are context and domain specific which hinders their uniform adoption across different fields of study. This paper introduces the core peer assessment module in the Peer Assessment & Learning Assessment System (PALAS). The module is a flexible, customizable and multi-dimensional peer assessment system which allows the teachers to configure the peer assessment process according to their liking and requirements without any changes required to the system design.

Short Papers
Paper Nr: 4
Title:

Designing an International Distance Postgraduate Programme for Language Educators as a Critical Reaction to the Needs of Refugees and Migrants

Authors:

George Androulakis and Roula Kitsiou

Abstract: In this paper we present and discuss the conception and design of the new postgraduate programme “Language Education for Refugees and Migrants” (LRM) as an initiative of the Hellenic Open University in order to critically react to the needs of refugees and migrants in current times of refugee flows to and through in Greece. We describe the course design and the development of an e-learning curriculum for language teachers of various levels who face several challenges in their everyday teaching practice working with learners of an immigrant or refugee background. We also present the rationale and the content of LRM which constitutes an innovation for the Greek but also the European context, and argue for its great importance for the local society but also for a broader target group of teachers who teach second language aiming at inclusion and social change. We further problematize the need for a changing culture in language education in general and suggest how open and distance learning can mediate and provide ‘accesses’ to disadvantaged, ‘silenced’ and marginalised language learners and language teachers transforming senses of place through flexible and inclusive learning spaces.

Paper Nr: 5
Title:

An Online Software to Support Lifelong Learning Strengthening Reading and Logical Mathematical Skills

Authors:

Rosa Flores-Macias, Araceli Otero and Alvar Saenz-Otero

Abstract: The process of lifelong learning requires adults to have the basic skills for cognitive growth, including reading comprehension and mathematical/logical reasoning. Teaching tools for adult education will not be successful unless the learners have these skills, regardless of the tool design. This paper presents the results from the pilot implementation of the “Lectura Inteligente: Agilmente” software which was completed by 100 administrative workers from a Mexican government agency. The data shows statistical improvements between the pre-evaluation and the post-evaluation in four of the five variables measured: speed, comprehension, efficiency, logical and mathematical reasoning. The social validation surveys indicate that the learners had an overall positive review of the software, but did indicate it requires effort and dedication for success.