PALE 2013:
Personalization Approaches
in Learning Environments

The 3rd International Workshop on Personalization Approaches in Learning Environments (PALE) is held on June 10th, 2013, Rome (Italy) in conjunction with UMAP 2013 Conference.

Personalization approaches in learning environments can be addressed from different perspectives and also in various educational settings, including formal, informal, workplace, lifelong, mobile, contextualized, and self-regulated learning. PALE workshop offers an opportunity to present and discuss a wide spectrum of issues and solutions, such as pedagogic conversational agents, personal learning environments, and learner modeling.

Previous PALE editions (i.e. at PALE 2011 and PALE 2012) have shown several important issues in this field, such as behavior and embodiment of pedagogic agents, suitable support of self-regulated learning, appropriate balance between learner control and expert guidance, design of personal learning environments, contextual recommendations at various levels of the learning process, tracking affective states of learners, harmonization of educational and technological standards, processing big data for learning purposes, predicting student outcomes, adaptive learning assessment, and evaluation of personalized learning solutions.

The higher-level research question to be addressed in the workshop is: "What are suitable approaches to personalize learning environments?" It will be considered in various contexts of interactive, personal, and inclusive learning environments.

PALE format moves away from the classic 'mini-conferences' approach and follows the Learning Cafe methodology to promote discussions on some of the open issues regarding personalization in learning environments. Two Learning Cafes will be set up. Each one consists in brief presentations of the key questions posed and small group discussions with participants randomly grouped in tables. Each table will be moderated by one expert in the topic under discussion and participants will change tables during the discussion with the aim to share ideas among the groups.

Submissions of original on-going works and previously unpublished research related to the Workshop Topics are requested.