Course Recommendation Engine

Overview

The course recommendation engine allows learners to curate a personalized view of available courses published on EthosCE sites.  Learners are able to select from a list of automatically generated terms directly from course content.  Learners can further refine their preferred course offerings by selecting additional metadata preferences such as credit types, activity format, and more.  As new courses are published on EthosCE, the course recommendation engine will automatically provide learners with new course recommendations that match their terms of interest and metadata preferences.

Below is an description of the Course Recommendation Engine page features:

Learner Interests

The Learner Interests section states the topics that the learner has selected interest in. These topics will be the basis for what courses are recommended to the learner. Topics can can be added or removed at any time, based on the learner’s preference.

Terms

The Terms section states the terms that are available for learners to add to their interests. Terms are broken down into three categories: topics, course format and credit type. Terms are generated based on all published content within the EthosCE site. Individual terms will be updated automatically based on new content being published or old content being removed. Learners have the ability to sort individual terms by clearing on the sorting fields at the top of the term category.

 

The Recommend Courses section shows courses available within the EthosCE site that best match the terms that the learner has selected interest in. In order for courses to appear under the Recommended Courses section, a user must select at least one term from each of the three term types (Topics, Course Format and Credit Type)

How to access the Course Recommendation Engine Page

  1. Navigate to your user profile page

  2. Click on the “Recommendation” tab

How to add a term to my interests

  1. Navigate to the Course Recommendation Engine Page

  2. Scroll down to the Terms section

  3. Click on an individual term or terms that you have interest in

  4. Note that the term(s) moved into the Learner Interests section

  5. Click the “Save my interests” button

  6. Page will reload

  7. Recommend Courses will now be updated based on newly selected terms

How to remove a term from my interests

  1. Navigate to the Course Recommendation Engine Page

  2. Go to the Learner Interests section

  3. Click on an individual term or terms that you are no longer interested

  4. Notice that the term(s) are removed from the Learner Interests section

  5. Click the “Save my interests” button

  6. Page will reload

  7. Recommend Courses will now be updated based on removed terms

In order for courses to appear under the Recommended Courses, a user must select at least one term from each of the three term types (Topics, Course Format and Credit Type).

Please make sure that you have selected the terms and have clicked the “Save my interests” button