In this exploratory paper, we study the usage of recommendations by and for children (ages 9 to 11) in an educational setting. From our preliminary analysis, it becomes apparent that recommender systems (RS) could provide extra support to and help children successfully complete inquiry tasks. Nonetheless, children have difficulty in recognizing the role of RS, in terms of aiding information discovery for classroom assignments. Findings from our study set a foundation that can inform future design and development of RS for children that support classroom-related work.
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Pera, Maria Soledad; Murgia, Emiliana; Landoni, Monica; and Huibers, Theo. (2019). "With a Little Help from My Friends: Use of Recommendations at School". Proceedings of ACM RecSys 2019 Late-Breaking Results: Co-Located with the 13th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2019), 61-65.