A trust-based social recommender for teachers

Soude Fazeli, Hendrik Drachsler, Francis Brouns, Peter Sloep

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    Online communities and networked learning provide teachers with social learning opportunities to interact and collaborate with others in order to develop their personal and professional skills. In this paper, Learning Networks are presented as an open infrastructure to provide teachers with such learning opportunities. However, with the large amount of learning resources produced everyday, teachers need to find out what are the most suitable resources for them. In this paper, recommender systems are introduced as a potential solution to address this issue. Unfortunately, most of the educational recommender sys- tems cannot make accurate recommendations due to the sparsity of the educa- tional datasets. To overcome this problem, we propose a research approach that describes how one may take advantage of the social data which are obtained from monitoring the activities of teachers while they are using our social rec- ommender.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2012
    Event7th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) 2012: 21st Century Learning for 21st Century Skills - Saarbrücken, Germany
    Duration: 18 Sept 201221 Sept 2012
    Conference number: 7


    Conference7th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) 2012
    Abbreviated titleEC-TEL 2012


    • Learning Network
    • recommender system
    • teacher
    • social data
    • social networks
    • sparsity


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