ERIC Number: ED479615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Accessing Distributed Learning Repositories through a Couseware Watchdog.
Schmitz, Christoph; Staab, Steffen; Studer, Rudi; Stumme, Gerd; Tane, Julien
Topics in education are changing with an ever faster pace. Especially in the field of lifeling learning, the aspects that need to be taught by information providers must keep up to date with emerging topics. The Courseware watchdog is a comprehensive module that allows users to focus on existing subfields of a discipline, but thereby be aware of important drifts and tendencies in the field. It is part of the PADLR (Personalized Access to Distributed Learning Repositories) framework that builds upon a peer-to-peer approach for supporting personalized access to learning. The Courseware Watchdog aims at finding and visualizing relevant educational material on the Web and in the peer-to-peer network according to the user's needs, and detecting trends and changes within the field of interest. This paper discusses the information sources of the Courseware Watchdog--the focused crawler and the Edutella peer-to-peer network--and the treatment and interaction with the courseware collected, in the following components: subjective clustering, intelligent browsing, and the ontology evolution. (Contains 19 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Courseware, Distance Education, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Information Networks, Instructional Materials, Lifelong Learning, World Wide Web
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Note: In: E-Learn 2002 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. Proceedings (7th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 15-19, 2002); see IR 022 093.