ERIC Number: EJ1155027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Challenges Facing the Semantic Web and Social Software as Communication Technology Agents in E-Learning Environments
Olaniran, Bolanle A.
International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, v1 n4 Article 2 p18-30 2010
The semantic web describes the process whereby information content is made available for machine consumption. With increased reliance on information communication technologies, the semantic web promises effective and efficient information acquisition and dissemination of products and services in the global economy, in particular, e-learning. Despite the semantic web's promises, certain challenges face the realization of these goals. In this paper, the author addresses key challenges, including technological and socio-cultural issues, in addition to discussing specific implications relating to the direction of the semantic web.
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Electronic Learning, Information Dissemination, Information Management, Barriers, Social Media, Web 2.0 Technologies, Technical Support, Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Performance Factors, Educational Technology, Technological Advancement
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