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Title: A trust-based social recommender for teachers
Authors: Fazeli, Soude
Drachsler, Hendrik
Brouns, Francis
Sloep, Peter
Keywords: Learning Network
recommender system
social data
social networks
Issue Date: 10-Oct-2012
Abstract: 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 number 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 systems cannot make accurate recommendations due to the sparsity of the educational 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 recommender.
Description: Fazeli, S., Drachsler, H., Brouns, F., & Sloep, P. B. (2012). A trust-based social recommender for teachers. In N. Manouselis, H. Drachsler, K. Verbert, & O. C. Santos (Eds.), 2nd Workshop on Recommender Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning (RecSysTEL 2012) in conjunction with the 7th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2012) (pp. 49-60). September, 18-19, 2012, Saarbr├╝cken, Germany.
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