Assignment 16

New Forms of Collaboration:

learning webs, online communities, social filtering, recommender systems

source: Terveen, L. & Hill, W. (2001) "Beyond Recommender Systems: Helping People Help Each Other." In J. M. Carroll (Ed.) Human-Computer Interaction in the New Millennium, ACM Press, New York, pp. 487-509.

Also: PDF(EM)

Important: with this assignment we split the members of the class into:
  1. producers (students giving answers)
  2. analyzers and summarizers (students evaluating the answers from the other students)

analyzers and summarizers:
  1. John de Riggi
  2. Tomohiro Oda
The analyzers and summarizers can do their work individually or jointly!

due: Wed, April 3
  1. producers: please submit by 10:00am to the class website ? please be on time, so the ?analyzers and summarizers? can do their work!
  2. analyzers/summarizers: please submit by 2:00pm to the class website

Briefly discuss the following issues:

  1. what did you find
    1. interesting about the article?
    2. not interesting about the article?
  2. what do you consider the main message of the article?
  3. describe how you rely on non-computational recommendation systems in your daily life?
  4. have you used any of the systems mentioned in the article (e.g., slashdot)? and what motivates you to use it?
  5. choose one of the systems mentioned (see URLs in the article and in the slides for the lecture) and briefly describe your experience with the system?