Towards the Educational Semantic Web

Towards the Educational Semantic Web

Juan Manuel Adan-Coello (Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Campinas, Brazil), Carlos Miguel Tobar (Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Campinas, Brazil), João Luís Garcia Rosa (Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Campinas, Brazil) and Ricardo Luís de Freitas (Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Campinas, Brazil)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 28
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-355-5.ch007
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Abstract

The objective of this chapter is to discuss relevant applications of Semantic Web technologies in the field of education, emphasizing experiences that point out trends and paths that can make the educational Semantic Web a reality. The Semantic Web, through metadata, comes to make it possible that resources of every type could be localized, retrieved and processed without human intervention, helping to reduce the information overload of the current Web. The possibility of describing resources using metadata that can be processed by computers simplifies the creation of self-organizing networks of learners, information, authors, teachers, and educational institutions. The adoption of Semantic Web technologies in the e-learning field contributes to the construction of flexible and intelligent educational systems, allowing reuse, integration, and interoperation of educational and noneducational resources (content and services) distributed over the Web.

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Acknowledgments
Chapter 1
Fethi Ahmet Inan, Deborah Lowther
This chapter presents a comprehensive analytical review of computer-supported learning (CSL) design models and guidelines according to the level of... Sample PDF
A Comparative Analysis of Computer-Suported Learning Models and Guidelines
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Chapter 2
John W. Coffey
After a review of literature pertaining to representative constituent parts of contemporary learning management systems (LMS) and features of other... Sample PDF
Integrating Visual Representaiton of Knowledge with Learnig Management Syatems: Design Priciples for Advanced Computer-Based Learning Support
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Chapter 3
Vinícius Medina Kern, Roberto Carlos dos Santos Pacheco, Luciana Martins Saraiva, Joyce Munarski Pernigotti
Several experiences with peer review in computer science education have been reported in the literature. What is needed to turn it into a continued... Sample PDF
Peer Review In Computer Sciences: Toward a Regular, Large Scale Educational Approach
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Chapter 4
William R. Watson, Sunnie Lee, Charles M. Reigeluth
This chapter discusses learning management systems (LMS) as a technology necessary for supporting the educational needs of the information age. It... Sample PDF
Learning Managemnt Systems: An Overview and Roadmap of the Systematic Application of Computers in Education
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Chapter 5
Cengiz Hakan Aydin, Mehmet Emin Mutlu, Marina S. McIsaac
This chapter describes how a traditional distance education provider, Anadolu University of Turkey, integrated computer-supported learning into its... Sample PDF
Integrating Computer-Supported Learning into Traditional Distance Courses
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Chapter 6
Bernhard Ertl, Katrin Winkler, Heinz Mandle
During the last several years, high expectations have surrounded e-learning initiatives in companies, universities, and schools. Presently, however... Sample PDF
E'Learing: Trends and Future Development
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Chapter 7
Juan Manuel Adan-Coello, Carlos Miguel Tobar, João Luís Garcia Rosa, Ricardo Luís de Freitas
The objective of this chapter is to discuss relevant applications of Semantic Web technologies in the field of education, emphasizing experiences... Sample PDF
Towards the Educational Semantic Web
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Chapter 8
Wilson Castello Branco Neto
This chapter reveals how the Web has improved e-learning as well as some of the problems that came along with it. It argues that the main problem is... Sample PDF
Using Semantis Web Technologies within E-Learning Applications
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Chapter 9
Rogério Patrício Chagas do Nascimento
In this chapter the SCORM standards as a mean of creating skills to support the conception and development of e-learning devices (contents and... Sample PDF
Using Open Archives and Learning Objectives for Reusing CSL Contents: The SCORM- Sharable Content Object Reference Model
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Chapter 10
Doris Lee, Steve Boreland
In this chapter, the use of computer-supported learning (CSL) in a corporate setting is defined as the delivery of learning modules or lessons... Sample PDF
Implementing Computer-Supported Learning in Corporations
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Chapter 11
Curtis J. Bonk, Seung-hee Lee, Xiaojing Lin, Bude Su
Collaboration in online learning environments is intended to foster harmonious interactions and mutual engagement among group members. To make group... Sample PDF
Awareness Design in Online Collaborative Learning: A Pedagogical Perspective
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Chapter 12
Carlos J.P. Lucena, Hugo Fuks, Alberto Raposo, Marco A. Gerosa, Mariano Pimental
This chapter introduces an approach based on the 3C (communication, coordination, and cooperation) collaboration model to the development and... Sample PDF
Communication, Coordination, and Cooperation in Computer-Supported Learning: the AulaNet Experience
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Chapter 13
Myint Swe Khine
Computer-supported collaborative learning has become one of the important areas in the education and training field, and online discussion is the... Sample PDF
Video Annotation in Online Collaborative Discussion: A Constructivist Tool for Computer-Supported Learning
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Vasco Furtado, Eurico Vasconcelos
In this work we will describe EGA (educational geosimulation architecture), an architecture for the development of pedagogical tools for training in... Sample PDF
Educational Geostimulation
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Chapter 15
Lin Qiu
Computer-based learn-by-doing environments have been used to provide students supportive and authentic settings for challenge-based learning. This... Sample PDF
Balancing Tradeoffs in Designing, Deploying, and Authoring Interactive Web-Based Learn-By-Doing Environments
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