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Idea of an intellegent LMS of next generation

Auto-Generated Learning System (AGL)

OER and MOOC are providing learning resources for free, many with high quality and peer-reviewed. Learners are using searching engine like Google Scholar to get what they need in a second from those open educational resources. Since learners come from different background, their learning needs are unique. So, to me, personalized learning is an ideal approach for education. I am here to create the term Auto-Generated Learning system (AGL) for an learning management system that can generate learning content or collect learning resources from open resources pertain to individual's learning needs. This is an idea of an intellegent LMS of next generation.

How to implement it, what technologies to use, in what pedagogical scope and with what standard are to be discussed. 

Thanks to Vlad Goodkovsky's comment. Now I think to clarify a bit:

For a future LMS, I expect it can do more than just search and results. For example, learners' life experience, location, pre-knowledge, and learning goals can all be the inputs, the output will be learning resources, suggested study guide, assignment and learning activities. In order to do so, I imagine SME, course designer and instructors should be involved in the course design for individuals. Therefore, as any intellegent system, human's intervention is always in need.

Comments

  • Such Auto-Generated Learning systems already exist. One of them is Google.
    A learner enters his/her needs in Google search field, clicks search and gets results: the list of related resources to learn. That is it.


    - Vlad Goodkovsky

    Anonymous April 4, 2014 - 2:46pm

  • Thank you Vlad. Good to know that Google has done something on this. For a LMS, I expect it can do more than just search and results. For example, learners' life experience, location, pre-knowledge, and learning goals can all be the inputs, the output will be learning resources, suggested study guide, assignment and learning activities. In order to do this, I imagine SME, course designer and instructors should be involved in the course design for individuals.

    Hongxin Yan April 4, 2014 - 2:56pm

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    I do I agree and it seems very interesting as an idea..

    Though you need an aggregator point /system to gather all these info (of the potential learner) 

    The problem is if such details are partial listed in different resources (facebook, picasa, homepages etc) you will need authorization to gather all these personal preferences. Or you may assume that someone will have a public profile (so all the learner's characteristics can be easily retrieved)

    Are you thinking of a process similar to knowledge elicitation that the user of the AGL should go through prior using such system?

     


    - Avgoustos Tsinakos

    Anonymous April 5, 2014 - 5:12pm

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    I do I agree and it seems very interesting as an idea..

    Though you need an aggregator point /system to gather all these info (of the potential learner) 

    The problem is if such details are partial listed in different resources (facebook, picasa, homepages etc) you will need authorization to gather all these personal preferences. Or you may assume that someone will have a public profile (so all the learner's characteristics can be easily retrieved)

    Are you thinking of a process similar to knowledge elicitation that the user of the AGL should go through prior using such system?

     


    - Avgoustos Tsinakos

    Anonymous April 5, 2014 - 5:13pm

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    I do I agree and it seems very interesting as an idea..

    Though you need an aggregator point /system to gather all these info (of the potential learner) 

    The problem is if such details are partial listed in different resources (facebook, picasa, homepages etc) you will need authorization to gather all these personal preferences. Or you may assume that someone will have a public profile (so all the learner's characteristics can be easily retrieved)

    Are you thinking of a process similar to knowledge elicitation that the user of the AGL should go through prior using such system?

     

    Avgoustos Tsinakos April 5, 2014 - 5:14pm

  • Very good point, Avgoustos. I think you basically listed two ways of gathering the learner's characteristics. In the first way, I think a learner might not mind to authorize their social profile for the learning purpose, but of course they need to manually approve it. In the second way, learners' would think it is worthwhile to describe themselves through an elicitation system since they want to learn and get credits. Therefore, I am thinking if it is very possible that we combine the two ways of retriving.

    Thank you again for the excellent points.

     

    Hongxin Yan April 7, 2014 - 8:59am

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