A Novel Algorithm for Course Learning Object Recommendation Based on Student Learning Styles
Explosive growth of e-learning in the recent years has faced difficulty of locating appropriate learning resources to match the students learning styles. Recommender system is a promising technology in e-learning environments to present personalised offers and convey appropriate learning objects that match student inclinations. This paper, proposes a novel and effective recommender algorithm that recommends personalised learning objects based on the student learning styles. Various similarity metrics are considered in an experimental study to investigate the best similarity metrics to use in a recommender system for learning objects. The approach is based on the Felder and Silverman learning style model which is used to represent both the student learning styles and the learning object profiles. It was found that the K-means clustering algorithm, the cosine similarity metrics and the Pearson correlation coefficient are effective tools for implementing learning object recommender systems. The accuracy of the recommendations are measured using traditional evaluation metrics, namely the Mean Absolute Error and the Root Mean Squared Error.
Citation : Nafea, S, Siewe, F. and He, Y. (2019) A Novel Algorithm for Course Learning Object Recommendation Based on Student Learning Styles. 2nd International Conference on Innovative Trends in Computer Engineering (ITCE 2019), Aswan, Eygypt, February 2019.
Research Group : Software Technology Research Laboratory (STRL)
Research Institute : Cyber Technology Institute (CTI)
Peer Reviewed : Yes