Here, there, and everywhere: Building a scaffolding for children’s learning through recommendations

Ashlee Milton, Emiliana Murgia, Monica Landoni, Theo Huibers, Maria Soledad Pera

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Abstract

Reading and literacy are on the decline among children. This is compounded by the fact that children have trouble with the discovery of resources that are appropriate, diverse, and appealing. With technology becoming an evermore presence in children’s lives, tools that can minimize choice overload and ease access to online resources become a must. A powerful but underutilized tool in regards to children that could assist in this situation is a recommender system (RS). We posit that RS could be used to impact children’s learning, using them to not only suggest what children might like but what they need in regards to learning. At the same time, if scoped inappropriately, outcomes from RS could be used to alter children’s outlook. The goal instead is to strive for RS that offer suggestions based off children’s evolving knowledge, preferences, reading level, etc., so that with the proper intervention from an expert-in-the-loop (e.g., parents/teachers) could impact not only children’s educational performance, but help them to reach the goal of learning to learn.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImpactRS 2019: Impact of Recommender Systems 2019
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 1st Workshop on the Impact of Recommender Systems co-located with 13th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (ACM RecSys 2019)
EditorsOren Sar Shalom, Dietmar Jannach, Ido Guy
PublisherCEUR
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event1st Workshop on the Impact of Recommender Systems, ImpactRS 2019 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 19 Sep 201919 Sep 2019
Conference number: 1

Publication series

NameCEUR workshop proceedings
PublisherCEUR.org
Volume2462
ISSN (Print)1613-0073

Conference

Conference1st Workshop on the Impact of Recommender Systems, ImpactRS 2019
Abbreviated titleImpactRS
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period19/09/1919/09/19

Keywords

  • Children
  • Learning
  • Recommendation

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