BBookX: Design of an Automated Web-based Recommender System for the Creation of Open Learning Content

  title={BBookX: Design of an Automated Web-based Recommender System for the Creation of Open Learning Content},
  author={Bart Pursel and Chen Liang and Shuting Wang and Zhaohui Wu and Kyle Williams and Benjamin Br{\"a}utigam and Sherwyn Saul and Hannah Williams and Kyle Bowen and C. Lee Giles},
  journal={Proceedings of the 25th International Conference Companion on World Wide Web},
  • B. Pursel, Chen Liang, C. Lee Giles
  • Published 11 April 2016
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the 25th International Conference Companion on World Wide Web
We describe BBookX, a web-based tool that uses a human-computing approach to facilitate the creation of open source textbooks. The goal of BBookX is to create a system that can search various Open Educational Resource (OER) repositories such as Wikipedia, based on a set of user-generated criteria, and return various resources that can be combined, remixed, and re-used to support specific learning goals. As BBookX is a work-in-progress, we are in the midst of a design-based research study, where… 

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