e3Learning: A Dataset for Affect-Driven Adaptation of Computer-Based Learning

Christos Athanasiadis*, Matteo Amestoy, Enrique Hortal, Stelios Asteriadis

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The use of recommendation systems has been extensively applied to different fields from the suggestion of multimedia content to other areas such as education. Thereof, the integration of affect-related information becomes a key factor to enhance the user experience and, when it comes to learning, it can be translated into the maximization of knowledge acquisition. The existence of affect-enhanced datasets is imperative when training a recommender learning system. This article introduces a new dataset gathered under realistic conditions, which includes affect-related information of 33 learners from different knowledge background interacting with an e-learning platform. Matrix factorization techniques were evaluated in order to prove the wealthiness of the dataset and to demonstrate that it could potentially replace the adaptation mechanism of the introduced platform and maximizing the learner's knowledge acquisition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-60
Number of pages12
JournalIeee Multimedia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020



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