PALE 2017:
Personalization Approaches
in Learning Environments


The main goal of this workshop is to compile all discussion topics regarding user modeling and personalization in the educational domain following a well-established methodology called the Learning Cafe to involve the participation of relevant actors. This workshop format aims to foster interactive presentations and constructive work. It combines presentations of original achievements with creative group work around specific topics.

Thus, following the experience in previous editions of this and related workshops, PALE combines the classic 'mini-conferences' approach with working group meetings around a specific problem to promote discussions on open issues related to personalization in learning environments.

July 9th, 2017

In this ocasion, 2 Learning Cafe sessions are set up, as scheduled below. Each one consists in brief presentations (no longer than 10 minutes) of the key questions posed and small group discussions with participants randomly grouped at tables. Each table will be moderated by one expert in the topic under discussion (mostly the presenter of the paper who has addressed the issue) and participants will change tables during the discussion with the aim to share ideas among the groups.

  • 14:00 - 14:05 PALE 2017 Introduction
  • 14:05 - 15:30 Session 1: 3 presentations, Learning Café 1
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Session 2: 4 presentations, Learning Café 2
  • 18:00 - 18:30 PALE 2017 Discussion & Conclusions

The papers presented and discussed in each session are the following:

Session 1: Learning environment support
  • 14:05 - 14:15 BIG-AFF: exploring low cost and low intrusive infrastructures for affective computing in secondary schools (Boticario et al.).
  • 14:15 - 14:25 Should learning material's selection be adapted to learning style and personality? (Alhathli et al.).
  • 14:25 - 14:35 Educational-specific Tag Recommendation in CQA Systems (Babinec & Srba).
  • 14:35 - 15:30 Learning Café 1.
Session 2: Learner-driven interaction
  • 16:00 - 16:10 Modeling Psychomotor Activity: Current Approaches and Open Issues (Santos & Eddy).
  • 16:10 - 16:20 Conceptualizing a Framework for Adaptive Exercise Selection with Personality as a Major Learner Characteristic (Okpo et al.).
  • 16:20 - 16:30 Should We Give Learners Control Over Item Difficulty? (Papousek & Pelanek).
  • 16:30 - 16:40 Experiences Using an Interactive Presentation Platform in a Functional and Logic Programming Course (Triglianos et al.).
  • 16:40 - 18:00 Learning Café 2.

PALE Schedule is included on CN3 (Conference Navigator).

Here are some photos of the workshop day!