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Computación y Sistemas

Print version ISSN 1405-5546

Comp. y Sist. vol.18 n.2 México Apr./Jun. 2014

http://dx.doi.org/10.13053/CyS-18-2-2014-037 

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Enrichment of Learner Profile with Ubiquitous User Model Interoperability

 

Enriquecimiento del perfil del estudiante mediante la interoperabilidad de modelos de usuario ubicuos

 

María de Lourdes Martínez-Villaseñor1, Miguel González-Mendoza2, and Ignacio Danvila Del Valle3

 

1 Universidad Panamericana, Campus México, D.F., Mexico. lmartine@up.edu.mx

2 Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Estado de México, Edo. de México, Mexico. mgonza@itesm.mx

3 Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain. idanvila@ccee.ucm.es

 

Abstract

Nowadays, there is a constant need of acquiring new knowledge and skills to keep up with the demands of changing environment. The design and development of training and educational systems that enable effective personalized learning help obtaining changing skills and fill competence gaps. The computational effort to create a user model that represents user's knowledge, characteristics, interests, goals, background and preferences is repeatedly done by many systems and applications in several domains. Each system ends up with a partial view of the user. Researchers in user modeling foresee the need of sharing and reusing user model information in order to obtain a better understanding of the user and be able to provide personalized and proactive services. In this paper we present an application scenario of sharing and reusing information scattered in most commonly used applications to enhance learner profiles.

Keywords: User modeling interoperability, learner profile enrichment.

 

Resumen

En la actualidad hay una necesidad constante de adquirir nuevo conocimiento y habilidades para cubrir las demandas de un ambiente cambiante. El diseño y desarrollo de sistemas educacionales y de entrenamiento que permitan un aprendizaje efectivo y personalizado, ayuda a obtener habilidades cambiantes y llenar las brechas de competencia. El esfuerzo computacional para crear un modelo de usuario que represente el conocimiento, características, intereses, metas, antecedentes y preferencias del usuario es realizado repetidamente por varios sistemas y aplicaciones de diferentes dominios. Cada sistema termina con un conocimiento parcial del usuario. Investigadores del área de modelado de usuario visualizan la necesidad de compartir y reusar la información de los modelos de usuario para obtener un mejor entendimiento del usuario y proveer servicios de manera personalizada y proactiva. En este artículo presentamos un escenario de aplicación para compartir y reusar información esparcida en las aplicaciones más comúnmente usadas con el fin de enriquecer perfiles del estudiante.

Palabras clave: Interoperabilidad de modelos de usuario, enriquecimiento del perfil de estudiante.

 

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