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Title: Knowledge dating in Learning Networks
Other Titles: Alleviating the tutor load by connecting learning network users
Authors: Van Rosmalen, Peter
Sloep, Peter
Brouns, Francis
Kester, Liesbeth
Koné, Malik
Koper, Rob
Keywords: E-learning
Lifelong learning
Tutor Workload
Peer Support
Ad Hoc Transient Community
Latent Semantic Analysis
Issue Date: 12-Dec-2006
Abstract: Tutors have only limited time to support the learning process. In this paper we introduce a model that helps to answer the questions of students. It invokes the knowledge and skills of fellow-students, who jointly form an ad hoc transient community. The paper situates the model within the context of a Learning Network, a self-organized, distributed system, designed to facilitate lifelong learning in a particular knowledge domain. We will discuss the design of the model and explain how we select and support capable peers. Finally, we will examine the calibration of the model and a simulation, which is intended to verify if the model is fit for use in experiments with students. The results indicate that this is the case: it is possible to identify and support capable peers efficiently and effectively.
Description: Van Rosmalen, P., Sloep, P., Brouns, F., Kester, L., Koné, M., & Koper, R. (2006). Knowledge matchmaking in Learning Networks: Alleviating the tutor load by mutually connecting learning network users. British Journal of Educational Technology, 37(6), 881-895.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1820/865
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