Personal recommender systems for learners in lifelong learning networks: requirements, techniques and model

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    Abstract

    This article argues for the need of personal recommender systems in lifelong learning networks that provide learners advice on suitable learning activities to follow. Existing recommender systems and recommendation techniques used for consumer products and other contexts are assessed on their suitability for providing navigation support in a learning network. Similarities and differences are translated into specific demands for learning and specific requirements for recommendation techniques. We propose a combination of memory-based recommendation techniques that appear suitable to realize personalized recommendation on learning activities in the context of e-learning. An initial model for the design of such systems in learning networks and a roadmap for their further development are presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)404-423
    Number of pages20
    JournalInternational Journal of Learning Technology
    Volume3
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008

    Keywords

    • lifelong learning networks
    • learning technology
    • personal recommender systems
    • collaborative filtering
    • content-based recommendation
    • user profiling

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