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ReMashed - An Usability Study of a Recommender System for Mash-Ups for Learning

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iJET Volume 5, Number 2010, ISSN 1863-0383 Publisher: International Association of Online Engineering, Kassel, Germany


The following article presents an usability study of a Mash-up Personal Learning Environment called ReMashed that recommends items from the emerging information of a Learning Network. In ReMashed users can specify certain Web 2.0 services and combine them in a Mash-Up Personal Learning Environment. The users can rate information from an emerging amount of Web 2.0 information of a Learning Network and train a recommender system for their particular needs. In total 49 participants from 8 different countries registered to evaluate the ReMashed system. The participants contributed Web 2.0 contents and used the recommender system for one month. The evaluation was concluded with an online questionnaire where most of the participants were positive about the ReMashed system and offered helpful ideas for future developments.


Drachsler, H., Rutledge, L., van Rosmalen, P., Hummel, H., Pecceu, D., Arts, T., Hutten, E. & Koper, R. (2010). ReMashed - An Usability Study of a Recommender System for Mash-Ups for Learning. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 5(2010),. Kassel, Germany: International Association of Online Engineering. Retrieved October 13, 2019 from .