ERIC Number: EJ1145116
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ELE: An Ontology-Based System Integrating Semantic Search and E-Learning Technologies
Barbagallo, A.; Formica, A.
Interactive Learning Environments, v25 n5 p650-666 2017
ELSE (E-Learning for the Semantic ECM) is an ontology-based system which integrates semantic search methodologies and e-learning technologies. It has been developed within a project of the CME (Continuing Medical Education) program--ECM (Educazione Continua nella Medicina) for Italian participants. ELSE allows the creation of e-learning courses which are customized according to the needs and learning preferences of the user. It relies on a reference domain ontology and teaching multimedial interactive modules, referred to as "Reusable Learning Objects" (RLOs), which are annotated according to the concepts of the ontology. The "SemSim" semantic search method allows the selection of the set of RLOs that satisfy the user request at best in efficient way. This set is successively reorganized according to the learning preferences of the user. ELSE has been validated and experimented in the domain of "osteoporosis," and the overall judgment about it is very positive, both in terms of usability and effectiveness of customization.
Descriptors: Semantics, Electronic Learning, Professional Continuing Education, Medical Education, Diseases, Preferences, Multimedia Instruction, Teaching Methods, Search Strategies, Usability, Instructional Materials, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Users (Information), Information Systems, Web Sites, Online Courses
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: Italy