Recommender Systems and Learning Analytics in TEL

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesTalk or presentation (not at a conference)Academic


    Technology-enhanced learning aims to design, develop and test socio-technical innovations that will support and enhance learning practices and knowledge sharing of individuals and organizations. It is therefore an application domain that generally covers technologies that support all forms of teaching and learning activities. With the increasing use of Learning Management Systems, Personal Learning Environments, and Data Mashups the TEL field, became a promising application area for information retrieval technologies and Recommender Systems to suggest most suitable learning content or peers to learners. The renewed interest in information retrieval technologies in TEL reveals itself through an increasing number of scientific events and publications combined under the research term Learning Analytics. Learning Analytics has the potential for new insights into learning processes by making so far invisible patterns in the educational data visible to researchers and develop new services for educational practice.This lecture attempts to provide an introduction to Recommender Systems for TEL, as well as to highlight their particularities compared to recommender systems for other application domains. Finally, it will outline the latest developments of Recommender Systems in the area of Learning Analytics. The recording of both lecture can be found here:
    Period23 Jun 2013
    Held atThe Open University, United Kingdom