Personalized Long-term Student Guidance Towards Graduation
Abstract: Continuous development in STEM fields has led to widening diversity in the course catalogs of a number of universities. Exchange programs exist that enable students to visit partner institutions and enroll courses during their visit. Many students need to study and work in parallel. This situation has lead to a growing necessity for flexibility in the study processes and ability to personalize the studies. While increasing the diversity of the curricula seems beneficial by itself, some choices might be better than the others, and some might have an impact over the success of the studies. Personal guidance in a flexible process is a must, but at the same time it becomes unfeasible. A model for long-term academic guidance towards graduation is presented, based on personalized forecasts of each student's future enrollments, using course recommenders to pin-point the student’s abilities and interests, and scheduling using personalized assessment of future risks.