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A Hybrid Recommender Method for Learning Objects

Published on None 2011 by Alfredo Zapata, Victor H. Menendez, Manuel E. Prieto, Cristobal Romero
Design and Evaluation of Digital Content for Education
Foundation of Computer Science USA
DEDCE - Number 1
None 2011
Authors: Alfredo Zapata, Victor H. Menendez, Manuel E. Prieto, Cristobal Romero

Alfredo Zapata, Victor H. Menendez, Manuel E. Prieto, Cristobal Romero . A Hybrid Recommender Method for Learning Objects. Design and Evaluation of Digital Content for Education. DEDCE, 1 (None 2011), 1-7.

author = { Alfredo Zapata, Victor H. Menendez, Manuel E. Prieto, Cristobal Romero },
title = { A Hybrid Recommender Method for Learning Objects },
journal = { Design and Evaluation of Digital Content for Education },
issue_date = { None 2011 },
volume = { DEDCE },
number = { 1 },
month = { None },
year = { 2011 },
issn = 0975-8887,
pages = { 1-7 },
numpages = 7,
url = { /proceedings/dedce/number1/2806-dece001/ },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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%1 Design and Evaluation of Digital Content for Education
%A Alfredo Zapata
%A Victor H. Menendez
%A Manuel E. Prieto
%A Cristobal Romero
%T A Hybrid Recommender Method for Learning Objects
%J Design and Evaluation of Digital Content for Education
%@ 0975-8887
%N 1
%P 1-7
%D 2011
%I International Journal of Computer Applications

Searching for and retrieval of Learning Objects in e-learning environments is a complex assignment for instructors and students. Generally, the search results include several Learning Objects and the ranking criteria are not always clear (keyword frequency, date updating, user profile similarity, etc.). This means that selection of the best Learning Object for a specific use requires a lot of effort and time. This paper proposes a hybrid recommendation method to assist users in the search and selection processes in Learning Objects Repositories. The intended method uses a combination of different filtering techniques, such as content comparison, and collaborative and demographic searches. To achieve this goal, metadata information, management activities of resources and user profiles are used. The hybrid recommendation method has been implemented in a search system called DELPHOS.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences


Learning Object IEEE-LOM Pedagogical Quality