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ReMashed - An Usability Study of a Recommender System for Mash-Ups for Learning

Author(s): Hendrik Drachsler | L. Rutledge | P. van Rosmalen | H. Hummel | D. Pecceu | T. Arts | E. Hutten | Rob Koper

Journal: International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning
ISSN 1863-0383

Volume: 5;
Issue: SI1;
Start page: 7;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: recommender | systems | personal | learning | environments | informal | learning | emergence

The following article presents an usability study of a Mash-up Personal Learning Environment called ReMashed that recommends items from the emerging information of a Learning Network. In ReMashed users can specify certain Web 2.0 services and combine them in a Mash-Up Personal Learning Environment. The users can rate information from an emerging amount of Web 2.0 information of a Learning Network and train a recommender system for their particular needs. In total 49 participants from 8 different countries registered to evaluate the ReMashed system. The participants contributed Web 2.0 contents and used the recommender system for one month. The evaluation was concluded with an online questionnaire where most of the participants were positive about the ReMashed system and offered helpful ideas for future developments.
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