Title: Considerations for recruiting contributions to anonymised data sets

Authors: Eelco Herder; Ricardo Kawase

Addresses: L3S Research Center, University of Hannover, D-30167 Hannover, Germany. ' L3S Research Center, University of Hannover, D-30167 Hannover, Germany

Abstract: For the improvement and evaluation of learning management systems as well as concepts and tools for personal history, the availability of suitable data has become increasingly important. In this paper we discuss considerations for creating such a data set and report on our experiences while recruiting contributions for the Web History Repository project (WHR). We focus on measures and techniques for addressing privacy issues and strategies for motivating people to contribute. We briefly report on the outcomes of the first rounds of analysis of the data set and discuss implications for educational data mining.

Keywords: web usage; anonymised data sets; contributor recruitment; motivation; privacy; internet; world wide web; learning management systems; LMS; personal histories; data availability; Web History Repository; L3S Research Center; Hannover; Germany; educational data mining; technology enhanced learning; dataTEL; data-supported learning; R&D; research and development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2012.048315

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2012 Vol.4 No.1/2, pp.85 - 98

Received: 04 Apr 2012
Accepted: 17 May 2012

Published online: 31 Dec 2014 *

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