A User Interface for Semantic Competence Profiles

M. Hochmeister, J. Daxböck:
"A User Interface for Semantic Competence Profiles";
Vortrag: 19th international conference on User modeling, adaption, and personalization, Girona, Spain; 11.07.2011 - 15.07.2011; in:"Proceedings of the 19th International Conference User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, UMAP2011", Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 6787 (2011), ISBN: 978-3-642-22361-7; S. 159 - 170.

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Competence management systems are increasingly based on ontologies representing competences within a certain domain. Most of these systems represent a user´s competence profile by means of an onto- logical structure. Such semantic competence profiles, often structured as a hierarchy of competences, are difficult to navigate for self-assessment purposes. The more competences a user profile holds, the more challeng- ing the comprehensive presentation of profile data is. In this paper, we present an integrated user interface that supports users during compe- tence self-assessment and facilitates a clear presentation of their semantic competence profiles. For evaluation, we conducted a usability study with 19 students at university. The results show that users were mostly sat- isfied with the usability of the interface that also represents a promising approach for efficient competence self-assessment.