Improving Children’s Experience on a Mobile EdTech Platform through a Recommender System

Joint Authors

Baldominos, Alejandro
Ruiz-Iniesta, Almudena
Melgar, Luis
Quintana, David

Source

Mobile Information Systems

Issue

Vol. 2018, Issue 2018 (31 Dec. 2018), pp.1-8, 8 p.

Publisher

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Publication Date

2018-12-02

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

8

Main Subjects

Telecommunications Engineering

Abstract EN

Smile and Learn is an EdTech digital publisher that offers a smart library of close to 100 educational stories and gaming apps for mobile devices aimed at children aged 2 to 10 and their families.

Given the complexity of navigating the content, a recommender system was developed.

The system consists of two major components: one that generates content recommendations and another that provides explanations and recommendations relevant to parents and educators.

The former was implemented as a hybrid recommender system that combines three kinds of recommendations.

Among these, we introduce a collaborative filtering adapted to overcome specific limitations associated with younger users.

The approach described in this work was tested on real users of the platform.

The experimental results suggest that this recommendation model is suitable to suggest apps to children and increase their engagement in terms of usage time and number of games played.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Ruiz-Iniesta, Almudena& Melgar, Luis& Baldominos, Alejandro& Quintana, David. 2018. Improving Children’s Experience on a Mobile EdTech Platform through a Recommender System. Mobile Information Systems،Vol. 2018, no. 2018, pp.1-8.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1204656

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Baldominos, Alejandro…[et al.]. Improving Children’s Experience on a Mobile EdTech Platform through a Recommender System. Mobile Information Systems No. 2018 (2018), pp.1-8.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1204656

American Medical Association (AMA)

Ruiz-Iniesta, Almudena& Melgar, Luis& Baldominos, Alejandro& Quintana, David. Improving Children’s Experience on a Mobile EdTech Platform through a Recommender System. Mobile Information Systems. 2018. Vol. 2018, no. 2018, pp.1-8.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1204656

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references

Record ID

BIM-1204656