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ERIC Number: EJ974157
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1475-939X
Supporting Student Research with Semantic Technologies and Digital Archives
Martinez-Garcia, Agustina; Corti, Louise
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v21 n2 p273-288 2012
This article discusses how the idea of higher education students as producers of knowledge rather than consumers can be operationalised by means of student research projects, in which processes of research archiving and analysis are enabled through the use of semantic technologies. It discusses how existing digital repository frameworks can be extended, and processes of data ingest, description and annotation made easier. It describes a set of easy-to-use self-archiving tools that have been developed to complement and extend the Fedora digital repository, with semantic web approaches being used not only to structure personal archives but to allow these to be shared and reused. Preliminary outcomes of research with undergraduate education studies students are presented, showing how their emerging research, writing and archiving practices might be supported and developed by the availability of such tools. (Contains 15 notes, 1 table and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom