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Petersen, Anne Kristine; Christiansen, Rene B.; Gynther, Karsten – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The paper explores a shift in education from educational systems requiring student adaptation to educational recommendation systems adapting to students' individual needs. The paper discusses the concept of adaptation as addressed in educational research and draws on the system theory of Heinz von Foerster to shed light on how the educational…
Descriptors: Classification, Educational Media, Media Adaptation, Online Courses
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Saito, Tomohiro; Watanobe, Yutaka – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2020
Programming education has recently received increased attention due to growing demand for programming and information technology skills. However, a lack of teaching materials and human resources presents a major challenge to meeting this demand. One way to compensate for a shortage of trained teachers is to use machine learning techniques to…
Descriptors: Programming, Computer Science Education, Electronic Learning, Instructional Materials
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Kucirkova, Natalia – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2019
This article critically reviews the personalization logic embedded in reading recommendation systems developed for 2- to 11-year-old children and its (dis)alignment with Papert's constructionist and socio-constructionist theories of learning. It is argued that the current design fails to incorporate the computer culture that Papert envisioned for…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Children, Reading Skills, Elementary School Students
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Liu, Yan – Journal of Education and Learning, 2020
Based on the context-aware environment, in this paper, the adaptive interest models are reviewed. And the academic information intelligent recommendation systems of university libraries are presented based on the situational awareness-related theory method, where the current situation and trend of situational awareness-related theory and service…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Information Systems, Universities
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Chien, Tzu-Chao; Chen, Zhi-Hong; Chan, Tak-Wai – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
This study explored the behavior of students who used a book recommendation system, specifically the My-Bookstore system, over a five semester period. This study addressed two main research questions, the first being related to "the most frequent behaviors and behavioral patterns." The results showed that "visiting" behavior…
Descriptors: Reading Material Selection, Student Behavior, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Su, Chung-Ho – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
Since recommendation systems possess the advantage of adaptive recommendation, they have gradually been applied to e-learning systems to recommend subsequent learning content for learners. However, problems exist in current learning recommender systems available to students in that they are often general learning content and unable to offer…
Descriptors: Geometry, Cognitive Style, Mathematics, Mathematics Education
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Bensimon, Estela Mara; Dowd, Alicia C.; Stanton-Salazar, Ricardo; Dávila, Brianne A. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Case study results featuring four Latinx STEM faculty members illustrate the forms of institutional support professors can provide to increase the number of Latinx students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The findings highlight three areas of university faculty agency to integrate Latinx students into the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, STEM Education, College Students, Hispanic American Students
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Monroe, Carla R. – Theory Into Practice, 2016
Racial inequities, such as systematic disparities in school discipline and achievement outcomes, are a perennial characteristic of public education in the United States. Although attention to interracial chasms such as the Black-White achievement gap is common, limited efforts are devoted to understanding how and why colorism motivates imbalances…
Descriptors: Race, Black Studies, Racial Differences, Racial Discrimination
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Sathick, Javubar; Venkat, Jaya – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
Mining social web data is a challenging task and finding user interest for personalized and non-personalized recommendation systems is another important task. Knowledge sharing among web users has become crucial in determining usage of web data and personalizing content in various social websites as per the user's wish. This paper aims to design a…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Social Networks, Information Retrieval, Knowledge Management
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Anderson-Long, Maria; Jeffries, Matthew – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter analyzes research of gender-inclusive housing policies at four-year institutions and current policies at two-year institutions using open systems theory to provide recommendations on how practitioners can best utilize these policies to create a greater inclusive campus environment.
Descriptors: Gender Issues, College Housing, Community Colleges, Educational Policy
Whitten, Leah; Sanders, Anthony – Educational Technology, 2013
While engaged in academic reading, a university provost converged on an idea to use a preferential approach to students' selection of college courses, similar to the recommendation systems used by "Netflix" and "Amazon." The result of this idea came to be known as "Degree Compass" and was implemented on the campus of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Data Collection, Course Selection (Students), Student Attitudes
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Poitras, Eric; Mayne, Zachary; Huang, Lingyun; Udy, Laurel; Lajoie, Susanne – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2019
Student teachers' instructional planning requires them to regulate certain aspects of their own learning while designing lessons. The aim of this study is to support student teachers' self-regulated learning through the convergence effect, where network-based tutors are designed to optimize system recommendations of online resources based on…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Independent Study, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Information Seeking
Protopsaltis, Spiros – New America, 2019
This paper provides a brief overview of the current state of federal accountability and the need for change, and a summary of the landscape of state accountability reforms through funding structures for public colleges and universities. It explores key questions or decision points that must be addressed in designing a federal accountability system…
Descriptors: Accountability, Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Finance
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Liu, Chen-Chung; Chang, Chia-Jung; Tseng, Jui-Min – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
A general challenge facing Internet-based learners is how to identify information objects which are helpful in expanding their understanding of important information in a domain. Recommendation systems may assist learners in identifying potentially helpful information objects. However, the recent literature mainly focuses on the technical…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Internet, Student Research, Search Strategies
Landl, Erika L. – National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, 2018
Over the last five years, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) is requiring states to provide more and better evidence supporting the quality and validity of their assessment and accountability systems. Notably, states are asked to explain more fully how the proposed design of their systems will provide accurate and reliable information that…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Accountability
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