Application Analysis of English Personalized Learning Based on Large-scale Open Network Courses

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Haini Yang


In the context of Big data, large-scale open online courses increase learning paths for learners, but in the face of countless high-quality curriculum resources, it is easy for derivative learners to face the dilemma of rich curriculum resources but difficult to choose resources, which leads to information maze for learners. How to help learners quickly and accurately find their own learning resources in the explosive growth of MOOC resources is an urgent problem in the field of education Big data. However, the traditional Collaborative filtering recommendation technology does not perform well when dealing with sparse data and cold start. The recommendation content is repeated and can not effectively deal with high-dimensional and nonlinear data of online learning users, resulting in low efficiency of resource recommendation. Therefore, the study adopts a deep belief network (DBN) to construct a personalized resource recommendation model. The model combines the learner behavior characteristics with the curriculum resource content attribute characteristics to form the learner feature vector. The parameters of the model are adjusted according to the characteristics of learners. Through experiments, the proposed model has shown good performance. The experiment explored the effects of training set size, learner characteristics, and GPU on model performance. The experimental results show that when the training set proportion is 100%, the RMSE, Accuracy, Recall, and F1 values of the model are 0.76, 0.946, 0.957, and 0.951, respectively. When the model is trained using a training set containing learner features, the RMSE, Accuracy, Recall, and F1 values of the model are 0.75, 0.962, 0.908, and 0.958, respectively. After using GPU to accelerate the model, the running time of the model decreased from 360 minutes to 90 minutes. The results indicate that the model cannot effectively mine data information when the degree of correlation between sample information is low. The richer the relationships between samples, the better the performance of the model. Simultaneously learning hunger feature vectors and learner behavior feature vectors for training can significantly improve the recommendation accuracy of the model. The main contribution of this study is to propose a recommendation method based on DBN classification to replace traditional similarity calculation methods, using DBN's efficient feature abstraction and feature extraction capabilities to fully explore learners' interest and preference for course resources. In addition, in view of the common problems of cold start and data sparsity in traditional Collaborative filtering recommendation methods, the research deeply mines the characteristics of learners' Demographics and curriculum resources' content attributes, and constructs a learner interest model based on DBN combined with learners' behavior characteristics, which effectively solves the problems of cold start and data sparsity, as well as the inaccurate expression of learners' interest preferences for curriculum resources.

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Special Issue - Scalable Computing in Online and Blended Learning Environments: Challenges and Solutions