May I Suggest? Comparing Three PLE Recommender Strategies
Felix Modritscher, Barbara Krumay, Sandy El Helou, Denis Gillet, Alexander Nussbaumer, Dietrich Albert, Ingo Dahn, Carsten Ullrich
Digital Education Review Volume 20, ISSN 2013-9144
Personal learning environment (PLE) solutions aim at empowering learners to design (ICT and web-based) environments for their learning activities, mashing-up content and people and apps for different learning contexts. Widely used in other application areas, recommender systems can be very useful for supporting learners in their PLE-based activities, to help discover relevant content, peers sharing similar learning interests or experts on a specific topic. In this paper we examine the utilization of recommender technology for PLEs. However, being confronted by a variety of educational contexts we present three strategies for providing PLE recommendations to learners. Consequently, we compare these recommender strategies by discussing their strengths and weaknesses in general. (Contains 1 table and 4 figures.)
Modritscher, F., Krumay, B., El Helou, S., Gillet, D., Nussbaumer, A., Albert, D., Dahn, I. & Ullrich, C. (2011). May I Suggest? Comparing Three PLE Recommender Strategies. Digital Education Review, 20, 1-13.