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Content Wizard: Concept-Based Recommender System for Instructors of Programming Courses

Chau, Hung and Barria-Pineda, Jordan and Brusilovsky, Peter (2017) Content Wizard: Concept-Based Recommender System for Instructors of Programming Courses. In: The 25th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, 09 July 2017 - 12 July 2017, Bratislava, Slovakia.

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Abstract

Authoring an adaptive educational system is a complex process that involves allocating a large range of educational content within a fixed sequence of units. In this paper, we describe Content Wizard, a concept-based recommender system for recommending learning materials that meet the instructor's pedagogical goals during the creation of an online programming course. Here, the instructors are asked to provide a set of code examples that jointly reflect the learning goals that are associated with each course unit. The Wizard is built on top of our course-authoring tool, and it helps to decrease the time instructors spend on the task and to maintain the coherence of the sequential structure of the course. It also provides instructors with additional information to identify content that might be not appropriate for the unit they are creating. We conducted an off-line study with data collected from an introductory Java course previously taught at the University of Pittsburgh in order to evaluate both the practicality and effectiveness of the system. We found that the proposed recommendation's performance is relatively close to the teacher's expectation in creating a computer-based adaptive course.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Chau, Hung
Barria-Pineda, Jordan
Brusilovsky, Peterpeterb@pitt.eduPETERB
Date: 9 July 2017
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: UMAP '17 Adjunct Publication of the 25th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization
Publisher: ACM
Place of Publication: New York, USA
Page Range: 135 - 140
Event Title: The 25th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization
Event Dates: 09 July 2017 - 12 July 2017
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1145/3099023.3099039
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Refereed: No
ISBN: 978-1-4503-5067-9
Official URL: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3099039
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2017 15:12
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 04:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/32816

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