Dr Vania Dimitrova recently co-chaired the First International Workshop on Intelligent Mentoring Systems held in Zagreb, Croatia in June 2016.
In the world of professional development and lifelong learning, mentoring has become an important ingredient to assist learners to progress, to transit from one phase into another (e.g. from formal education to on-the-job training). Within digital learning environments, it is timely to provide a new breed of intelligent learning systems that provide mentor-like features to promote learner’s ‘self-actualisation’. Crucial for intelligent mentors will be the ability to help learners connect their learning that is usually acquired through digital resources with the real world, which brings forth the key challenge that the workshop aimed to address.