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ERIC Number: ED520470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
A Novel Approach for Enhancing Lifelong Learning Systems by Using Hybrid Recommender System
Kardan, Ahmad A.; Speily, Omid R. B.; Modaberi, Somayyeh
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v8 n4 p482-491 Apr 2011
The majority of current web-based learning systems are closed learning environments where courses and learning materials are fixed, and the only dynamic aspect is the organization of the material that can be adapted to allow a relatively individualized learning environment. In this paper, we propose an evolving web-based learning system which can adapt itself to its learners. More specifically, the novelty with respect to the system lies in its ability to find relevant content on the web and its ability to personalize and adapt this content based on the system's observation of its learners and the accumulated ratings given by the learners. Hence, although learners do not have direct interaction with the open web, the system can retrieve relevant information related to them and their situated learning characteristics. Lifelong learning scenarios have particular differences in their need for personalized recommendations that make not possible reusing existing general approaches of recommender systems. The paper describes those challenges and presents a hybrid proposal that combines different recommendation techniques to navigate the learner in a learning process and make lifelong learning systems personalized. (Contains 1 table and 6 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran