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Title: Navigational support in lifelong learning: enhancing effectiveness through indirect social navigation
Authors: Janssen, José
Tattersall, Colin
Van den Berg, Bert
Koper, Rob
Keywords: TENCompetence
indirect social navigation
collaborative filtering
Issue Date: 25-Sep-2006
Abstract: Efficient and effective lifelong learning requires that learners can make well informed choices from the vast amount of learning opportunities available. This paper suggests to help learners find their way by analysing choices made by learners facing the same navigational decisions in the past and feeding this information back as advice to present learners. The paper describes a tool developed to deploy this principle of indirect social navigation through collaborative filtering. The tool was tested in a controlled experiment with the experimental group using the tool and the control group not receiving any recommendation but choosing from a list of otherwise identical topics. Positive effects were found on effectiveness (progress and completion rates) though not on efficiency (time taken to complete) for the experimental group as compared to the control group.
Description: Please, cite this publication as: Janssen, J., Tattersall, T., van den Berg, B., & Koper, R. (2006). Navigational support in lifelong learning: enhancing effectiveness through indirect social navigation. Proceedings of International Workshop in Learning Networks for Lifelong Competence Development, TENCompetence Conference. March 30th-31st, Sofia, Bulgaria: TENCompetence. Retrieved June 30th, 2006, from
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