The Use of Time Dimension in Recommender Systems for Learning

Eduardo José de Borba, Isabela Gasparini, Daniel Lichtnow
2017 Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems  
When the amount of learning objects is huge, especially in the e-learning context, users could suffer cognitive overload. That way, users cannot find useful items and might feel lost in the environment. Recommender systems are tools that suggest items to users that best match their interests and needs. However, traditional recommender systems are not enough for learning, because this domain needs more personalization for each user profile and context. For this purpose, this work investigates
more » ... e-Aware Recommender Systems (Context-aware Recommender Systems that uses time dimension) for learning. Based on a set of categories (defined in previous works) of how time is used in Recommender Systems regardless of their domain, scenarios were defined that help illustrate and explain how each category could be applied in learning domain. As a result, a Recommender System for learning is proposed. It combines Content-Based and Collaborative Filtering approaches in a Hybrid algorithm that considers time in Pre-Filtering and Post-Filtering phases. BACKGROUND This section presents the main concepts related to Recommender Systems for Learning. Firstly, the definition of Recommender Systems and their traditional approaches is presented. Followed by 600
doi:10.5220/0006312606000609 dblp:conf/iceis/BorbaGL17 fatcat:y4524wanpbdgfjtidogz5gjqau