As an area, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) aims to design, develop and test socio-technical innovations that will support and enhance learning practices of individuals and organizations. Information retrieval is a pivotal activity in TEL and the deployment of recommender systems has attracted increased interest during the past years.
Recommendation methods, techniques and systems open an interesting new approach to facilitate and support learning and teaching. The goal is to develop, deploy and evaluate systems that provide learners and teachers with meaningful guidance in order to help identify suitable learning resources from a potentially overwhelming variety of choices.
Contributions address the following topics: i) user and item data that can be used to support learning recommendation systems and scenarios, ii) innovative methods and techniques for recommendation purposes in educational settings and iii) examples of educational platforms and tools where recommendations are incorporated.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 306
Weight: 4861 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 17 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201
From the book reviews:"Book represents a collection of state-of-the-art contributions devoted to RSs for TEL and explores contemporary research achievements in the area. ... This very interesting, well-timed volume will provide great opportunities for PhD students and newcomers to this field to continue with high-quality research efforts. The book is also interesting for master's students who would like to acquire adequate knowledge and emergent research achievements in this field. Secondary school teachers and experienced researchers could also find this book useful and interesting." (M. Ivanovic, Computing Reviews, October, 2014)