Which recommender system can best fit social learning platforms?

  • Soude Fazeli (Speaker)
  • Babak Loni (Speaker)
  • Drachsler, H. (Speaker)
  • Peter Sloep (Speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationAcademic

    Description

    In this presentation, we present a study that aims to develop a recommender system for social learning platforms that combine traditional learning management systems with commercial social networks like Facebook. We therefore take into account social interactions of users to make recommendations on learning resources. We propose to make use of graph-walking methods for improving performance of the well-known baseline algorithms. We evaluate the proposed graph-based approach in terms of their F1 score, which is an effective combination of precision and recall as two fundamental metrics used in recommender systems area. The results show that the graph-based approach can help to improve performance of the baseline recommenders; particularly for rather sparse educational datasets used in this study.
    PeriodSep 2014
    Event title9th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning: Open Learning and Teaching in Educational Communities
    Event typeConference
    Conference number9
    LocationGraz, Austria
    Degree of RecognitionInternational