News & Events of DEVELOP

Recommending Career Plans Through AI Planning

One of the aims of DEVELOP is to apply artificial intelligence (AI) planning techniques to recommend learning opportunities for career development. More specifically, DEVELOP aims to identify potential sequences of learning interventions (e.g. eLearning courses, mentorship, changing teams) that will enable an individual to make progress towards the position(s) to which they aspire. This article presents DEVELOP's approach to make plan recommendations scrutable to the individual, which means the recommendations themselves and the reasons for the recommendations should be understandable to human users.

What does Social Capital mean for an employee?

In our previous articles, we highlighted the benefits of social technologies adoption in the “Enterprise 2.0” era and discussed the potentials that workplace social interactions data has to offer as a result of social technologies. In this article, we look into the benefits of social capital from employee perspective and discuss an integrative model of social capital sources, definitions, measures and values.

DEVELOP team creates tools to support personal career development

The DEVELOP PLE is an online software tool which provides integrated services to support a person’s lifelong career development. The environment offers services such as the assessment of transversal competencies, the analysis of social capital based on an employee’s virtual social network, career path propositions and related learning activities. Personalised visualisations of potential career paths inform and guide learners towards realistic and attainable careers.