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Going beyond your personal learning network, using recommendations and trust through a multimedia question-answering service for decision-support: A case study in the healthcare

Santos, Patricia; Dennerlein, Sebastian; Theiler, Dieter; Cook, John; Treasure-Jones, Tamsin; Holley, Debbie; Kerr, Micky; Attwell, Graham; Kowald, Dominik; Lex, Elisabeth

Authors

Patricia Santos

Sebastian Dennerlein

Dieter Theiler

John Cook

Tamsin Treasure-Jones

Debbie Holley

Micky Kerr

Graham Attwell

Dominik Kowald

Elisabeth Lex



Abstract

Social learning networks enable the sharing, transfer and enhancement of knowledge in the workplace that builds the ground to exchange informal learning practices. In this work, three healthcare networks are studied in order to understand how to enable the building, maintaining and activation of new contacts at work and the exchange of knowledge between them. By paying close attention to the needs of the practitioners, we aimed to understand how personal and social learning could be supported by technological services exploiting social networks and the respective traces reflected in the semantics. This paper presents a case study reporting on the results of two co-design sessions and elicits requirements showing the importance of scaffolding strategies in personal and shared learning networks. Besides, the significance of these strategies to aggregate trust among peers when sharing resources and decision-support when exchanging questions and answers. The outcome is a set of design criteria to be used for further technical development for a social semantic question and answer tool. We conclude with the lessons learned and future work.

Citation

Santos, P., Dennerlein, S., Theiler, D., Cook, J., Treasure-Jones, T., Holley, D., …Lex, E. (2016). Going beyond your personal learning network, using recommendations and trust through a multimedia question-answering service for decision-support: A case study in the healthcare. Journal of Universal Computer Science, 22(3), 340-359

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 23, 2016
Online Publication Date Mar 1, 2016
Publication Date May 1, 2016
Journal Journal of Universal Computer Science
Print ISSN 0948-695X
Publisher Graz University of Technology, Institut für Informationssysteme und Computer Medien
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 22
Issue 3
Pages 340-359
Keywords social learning network, multimedia
Publisher URL http://www.jucs.org/jucs_22_3/going_beyond_your_personal

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