ERIC Number: EJ853744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
What Can the Semantic Web Do for Adaptive Educational Hypermedia?
Cristea, Alexandra I.
Educational Technology & Society, v7 n4 p40-58 2004
Semantic Web and Adaptive Hypermedia come from different backgrounds, but it turns out that actually, they can benefit from each other, and that their confluence can lead to synergistic effects. This encounter can influence several fields, among which an important one is Education. This paper presents an analysis of this encounter, first from a theoretical point of view, and then with the help of LAOS, an Adaptive Hypermedia (authoring) framework that has already taken many steps towards accomplishing the goals of the Semantic Web. Here we also show how the LAOS framework, and more specifically, its implementation, MOT (My Online Teacher), can be re-written in Semantic Web languages, as an exercise of bringing Adaptive Hypermedia and the Semantic Web closer together. (Contains 15 figures.)
Descriptors: Semantics, Hypermedia, Internet, Programming Languages, Metadata, Electronic Learning, Courseware, Computer System Design, Unified Studies Curriculum, Individualized Instruction, Computer Software Reviews, Educational Technology, Instructional Design
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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