Towards supporting awareness for content curation: the case of food literacy and behavioural change

Roberto Martinez-Maldonado, Theresa Anderson, Simon Buckingham Shum, Simon Knight

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This paper presents a theoretical grounding and a conceptual proposal aimed at providing support in the initial stages of sustained behavioural change. We explore the role that learning analytics and/or open learner models can have in supporting life-long learners to enhance their food literacy through a more informed curation process of relevant-content. This approach grounds on a behavioural change perspective that identifies i) knowledge, ii) attitudes, and iii) self-efficacy as key factors that will directly and indirectly affect future decisions and agency of life-long learners concerning their own health. The paper offers some possible avenues to start organising efforts towards the use of learning analytics to enhance awareness in terms of: knowledge curation, knowledge sharing and knowledge certainty. The paper aims at triggering discussion about the type of data and presentation mechanisms that may help life-long learners set a stronger basis for behavioural change in the subsequent stages.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the LAK 2016 Workshop on Learning Analytics for Learners
EditorsSusan Bull , Blandine M. Ginon, Judy Kay, Michael D. Kickmeier-Rust, Matthew D. Johnson
Place of PublicationAachen Germany
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventLearning Analytics for Learners 2016 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Apr 201626 Apr 2016

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)1613-0073


WorkshopLearning Analytics for Learners 2016
Abbreviated titleLAL 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • Behavioural change
  • Food literacy
  • Information curation
  • Learning analytics
  • OLM's

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