NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1016319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
PKS: An Ontology-Based Learning Construct for Lifelong Learners
Manganello, Flavio; Falsetti, Carla; Spalazzi. Luca; Leo, Tommaso
Educational Technology & Society, v16 n1 p104-117 2013
This paper addresses adult lifelong learners, i.e., persons interested in learning or compelled to learn during their working life but not able to, or not interested in participating in formal learning. These learners are motivated and self-aware enough to self-direct their learning, are presumed to be novices with respect to the needed knowledge and have a limited technological uptake. This paper will outline their main differences from regular learners, in particular, for the use of social media to improve learning skills. The reference pedagogical model is andragogy. A Service-Oriented Architecture, named Personal Knowledge Space (PKS), is proposed to support our lifelong learners in selecting, organizing, and retrieving information; in streamlining interaction processes among learners, services and resources and finally in empowering control and trust of personal relationships born during the learning processes. The PKS is mainly based on the exploitation of semantic tools (ontologies) and web services. Use cases describing the PKS architecture and one scenario of PKS use are presented.
International Forum of Educational Technology & Society. Athabasca University, School of Computing & Information Systems, 1 University Drive, Athabasca, AB T9S 3A3, Canada. Tel: 780-675-6812; Fax: 780-675-6973; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A