ERIC Number: EJ911807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Web 3.0: Implications for Online Learning
Morris, Robin D.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v55 n1 p42-46 Jul 2010
The impact of Web 3.0, also known as the Semantic Web, on online learning is yet to be determined as the Semantic Web and its technologies continue to develop. Online instructors must have a rudimentary understanding of Web 3.0 to prepare for the next phase of online learning. This paper provides an understandable definition of the Semantic Web and its terminology, and then explores possible implications of Web 3.0 on online learning. The foundation of the Semantic Web is data integration. By using metadata, "display only" data is converted to meaningful information which can be located, evaluated, and delivered by software agents. Web 3.0 technologies will assist online instructors in the areas of course development, learner support, assessment, and record keeping. Online students will benefit from learning personalization and knowledge construction powered by the Semantic Web.
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Semantics, Online Courses, Semiotics, Data Analysis, Internet, Computer Assisted Instruction, Information Technology
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