Book Chapter or Conference Paper Title

Towards guided personal learning environments: concept, theory, and practice

Faculty / School

Faculty of Computer Sciences (FCS)


Department of Computer Science

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Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date


Conference Name

2014 IEEE 14th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies

Conference Location

Athens, Greece

Conference Dates

7-10 July 2014


84910029158 (Scopus)

First Page


Last Page



Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Abstract / Description

Guided Personal Learning Environment concept (gPLEc) is a novel PLE-building methodology which seeks to fulfill emergent learning needs of a learner through incorporating teachers' guidance element in learners' PLE-building activity. Using Social Semantic Web (SSW) and Recommender System (RS) technologies the gPLEc integrates teachers' PLE-based learning competencies and learners' social web and interaction history data to generate personalized recommendations for each learner. The results, achieved so far, confirm importance of teachers' guidance element for successful implementation of the PLE vision. The expected outcome of this exploratory research is to gain knowledge to construct personalized elearning systems.