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Title: Matchmaking in Learning Networks: A System to Support Knowledge Sharing
Authors: Kester, Liesbeth
Van Rosmalen, Peter
Sloep, Peter
Brouns, Francis
Brouwers, Maurice
Koper, Rob
Keywords: TENCompetence
Knowledge Sharing
Issue Date: 25-Sep-2006
Abstract: In this paper we describe a system that matches learners with complementary content expertise as a reaction to a learner-request for knowledge sharing. It works through the formation of ad hoc, transient communities that exist for a limited period of time and stimulate learners to socially interact. The matchmaking system consists of a request module, a population module and a community module, all supported by a database that contains learning content, learner information and output of the system. The request module allows the learner to type in a request, the time span in which an answer should be provided and the content it is related to. The population module selects suitable learners to populate the community by determining their [1] content competency, [2] sharing competency, [3] eligibility and [4] availability. MOODLE is used to host the community. Experiments are planned to establish the feasibility of the overall design.
Description: Kester, L., van Rosmalen, P., Sloep, P., Brouns, F., Brouwers, M., & Koper, R. (2006). Matchmaking in Learning Networks: A system to support knowledge sharing. In R. Koper & K. Stefanov (Eds.). Proceedings of International Workshop in Learning Networks for Lifelong Competence Development (pp. 93-100). March, 30-31, 2006, Sofia, Bulgaria: TENCompetence Conference. Retrieved June 30th, 2006, from
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