Personal/Cloud Learning Environment, Semantic Web 3.0, and Ontologies

Personal/Cloud Learning Environment, Semantic Web 3.0, and Ontologies

Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 28
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8705-9.ch005
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Abstract

In the era of digital world that we live in, a new vision for learning is required. Learning is essentially personal, sociocultural, distributed, ubiquitous, flexible, dynamic, and complex in nature. There are multiple challenges, opportunities, and movements in learning that must be considered in the development and implementation of online learning environments. From the emerging computational capacity as a virtualized resource pool available over the network, several benefits can be obtained with regard to the management of computing infrastructures, such as environmental sustainability and improved Personal/Cloud Learning Environment use. In fact, Personal learning environments, Cloud computing, Semantic Web 3.0 and Ontologies are relatively new terms that hold considerable promise for future development and research in higher education contexts. Motivated by the aforementioned perspectives, the purpose of this chapter is to explore and discuss how these terms can be understood towards a more personalized, sociocultural, open, dynamic and encouraging model to support/facilitate teaching and learning processes, fulfilling the integrated view of the educational context presented in Part I of this book.
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Bringing Flexibility Into Lms Via Ple Bridging

Generally, an essential shift towards a more open model for learning is needed. Bringing flexibility/extensibility into LMSs is extremely important, since it offers teachers and learners a free choice of educational technologies to their courses. Usually, LMSs are managed by universities and PLEs are controlled by learners. In fact, PLEs should be seen as a complementary technology that would augment the current capabilities of LMSs, providing more flexibility and customization to their users.

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