Social tagging strategy for enhancing e-learning experience
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionComputers and education. 2018, 118 166-181. 10.1016/j.compedu.2017.12.002
Success of e-learning systems depends on their capability to automatically retrieve and recommend relevant learning content according to the preferences of a specific learner. Learning experience and dynamic choice of educational material that is presented to learners can be enhanced using different recommendation techniques. As popularity of collaborative tagging systems grows, users’ tags could provide useful information to improve recommender system algorithms in e-learning environments. In this paper, we present an approach for implementation of collaborative tagging techniques into online tutoring system. The implemented approach combines social tagging and sequential patterns mining for generating recommendations of learning resources to learners. Several experiments were carried out in order to verify usability of the proposed hybrid method within e-learning environment and analyze selected social tagging techniques.