ERIC Number: ED466585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Self-Assembling Texts & Courses of Study.
This paper describes the development of an interoperable meta-database system--a system of applications using metadata--that is intended to facilitate learner-centered collaboration, access to learning resources, and the fitness of channels of information to the emerging needs of learners at both individual and group levels. Highlights include: self assembly approaches in artificial intelligence; definition of several relevant concepts, e.g., elements/paths, fitness functions, recombination, and feed forward/feedback paths; and types of metadata, e.g., audience, discipline, and theme. The new World Wide Web-based educational database applications are preparing to use the concepts of self-assembly to treat digital media paths as a new form of texts and courses in education. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In WebNet 2001: World Conference on the WWW and Internet Proceedings (Orlando, FL, October 23-27, 2001); see IR 021 310.