Collaborative E-Learning System and E-Pedagogy: Learning Resource Infrastructure for Distributed Knowledge Sharing

Collaborative E-Learning System and E-Pedagogy: Learning Resource Infrastructure for Distributed Knowledge Sharing

Toshio Okamoto (University of Electro-Communications, Japan), Toshie Ninomiya (University of Electro-Communications, Japan), Mizue Kayama (Shinshu University, Japan) and Naomi Nagata (University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-633-4.ch002
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Abstract

This chapter describes collaborative e-Learning system and e-Pedagogy with Learning Resource Infrastructure for distributed knowledge sharing. In background section, we start to discuss the design of e-Learning environment, collaborative learning and pedagogical framework, and pedagogical considerations of collaborative learning. Next, we introduce RAPSODY-EX that is a collaborative learning and knowledge management system, with meaning of RAPSODY-EX in Learning Resource Infrastructure system, and knowledge market. Then the schema of RAPSODY-EX is described with these topics, agent’s roles in Learning Resource Infrastructure, schema and functions of learning resource, collaborative memory, and function of RAPSODY-EX. In addition, we give examples of knowledge management in RAPSODY-EX. Finally, it is portrayed the standardization of collaborative technology in WG2, ISO/IEC-JTC/SC36, as a future trend.

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