Navigation support for learners in informal learning environments

Hendrik Drachsler, Hans Hummel, Rob Koper
2008 Proceedings of the 2008 ACM conference on Recommender systems - RecSys '08  
This paper offers an extended abstract of a PhD project that focuses on supporting learners in finding most suitable learning activities in informal learning environments. For this purpose we aim to develop a personal recommender system, which will recommend most suitable learning activities to learners regarding their personal needs and preferences. As a theoretical framework for informal learning environments we use the concept of Learning Networks [1]. Learning Networks can be filled with
more » ... s of learning activities stemming from different providers. Such networks are dynamic, because each member could add or delete content at any time. A personal recommender system is needed to support learners in selecting learning activities from a Learning Network that will enable them to achieve their learning goals in a specific domain. It is expected that such support will minimize the amount of time learners need for finding suitable learning activities. A better alignment of the characteristics of learners and learning activities is expected to increase both effectiveness and efficiency of learning progress of the learners.
doi:10.1145/1454008.1454058 dblp:conf/recsys/DrachslerHK08 fatcat:mqw46njhfjfnvnhpidw4w4ncwq