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ERIC Number: EJ814050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
Ontologies for Effective Use of Context in E-Learning Settings
Jovanovic, Jelena; Gasevic, Dragan; Knight, Colin; Richards, Griff
Educational Technology & Society, v10 n3 p47-59 2007
This paper presents an ontology-based framework aimed at explicit representation of context-specific metadata derived from the actual usage of learning objects and learning designs. The core part of the proposed framework is a learning object context ontology, that leverages a range of other kinds of learning ontologies (e.g., user modeling ontology, domain ontology, and learning design ontology) to capture the information about the real usage of a learning object inside a learning design. We also present some learner-centered and teacher-centered scenarios enabled by the proposed framework in order to illustrate the benefits the framework offers to these key participants of any learning process. Finally, we demonstrate how two present educational tools (i.e. TANGRAM and LOCO-Analyst) correspond to the proposed architecture. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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