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ERIC Number: EJ974154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1475-939X
Enabling Creative Learning Design through Semantic Technologies
Charlton, Patricia; Magoulas, George; Laurillard, Diana
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v21 n2 p231-253 2012
The paper advocates an approach to learning design that considers it as creating digital artefacts that can be extended, modified and used for different purposes. This is realised through an "act becoming artefact" cycle, where users' actions in the authors' software environment, named Learning Designer, are automatically interpreted on the basis of formal active "concepts" embedded in users' activities as they create learning designs. This is underpinned by semantic technologies, which enable creating active, in computational terms, artefacts. The paper illustrates how the proposed approach integrates pedagogical considerations, expressed using the Conversational Framework, with semantic technologies, especially ontologies, providing a snapshot of the tool. It discusses evaluations and findings from the user studies that were carried out. Finally, some conclusions and next steps are provided. (Contains 4 tables, 7 figures and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom