Exploring the Social Semantic Web for Lifelong Learners

Exploring the Social Semantic Web for Lifelong Learners

Sabrina Leone (Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy)
Release Date: September, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Runtime: 1 hr 30 mins
EISBN13: 9781466697034|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9703-4


The Social Semantic Web, also referred to as Web 3.0, is the current net evolution, providing representation mechanisms that interconnect people and objects in an interoperable and extensible way. The connectivity offered by the social semantic web makes it an ideal forum for lifelong learning in formal and informal contexts.

Exploring the Social Semantic Web for Lifelong Learners presents an overview of learning beyond traditional classroom settings through the integration of educational technologies. Focusing on pedagogical developments, personal learning environments, and the benefits of web-based learning, this research-based video lecture is an excellent resource for educators, school administrators, academics, learning technologists, and researchers involved in or within the field of e-learning development, implementation, and delivery.

Topics Covered

  • E-Learning
  • Informal Learning
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Personalized Learning Environments
  • Web-Based Learning Environments

Table of Contents

Introduction and Biography
5:15 mins
Section 1:The Diffusing Lifelong Learning Vision
Lesson 1:Lifelong Learning and Technology Revolution
11:56 mins
Lesson 2:Lifelong Learners and the Shift from Formal to Informal Learning
10:48 mins
Lesson 3:Learning Environments for 21st Century Adult Lifelong Learners
7:26 mins
Section 2:Personalisation in a Lifelong Learning Vision
Lesson 4:Theories and Definitions of Personalisation of Learning: An Overview
14:19 mins
Lesson 5:Implicit and Explicit Personalisation of Learning: Adaptive Mechanisms and Social Semantic Web Tools
10:43 mins
Lesson 6:Integration of Formal and Informal eLearning Environments
10:44 mins
Section 3:The SSW4LL Format
Lesson 7:Needs analysis, Paradigm and Learning Strategies in the SSW4LL Format
8:15 mins
Lesson 8:Technological Architecture: the SSW4LL System
12:14 mins
Lesson 9:Organization, Evaluation and Assessment, and Recommendations for an Optimal Implementation of the SSW4LL Format
8:39 mins

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Sabrina Leone, PhD in eLearning at the Faculty of Engineering of the Università Politecnica delle Marche (UNIVPM), is a researcher and a teacher. Her current research focuses on lifelong learning, Personal Learning Environments, ubiquitous learning, smart working, adaptive learning environments, and Social Semantic Web. She holds a honours degree in Foreign Languages, one in Business Management and one in Sciences of Linguistic Mediation. Her career has developed in the fields of education (teacher and consultant, specialised in adult learning), business consultancy (quality systems designer and manager), and linguistic mediation. She has studied and worked in Italy and abroad, and she has been involved in international research projects. Before joining the UNIVPM, she was a lecturer and a coordinator in Italian Studies at the University of Wollongong, Australia, appointed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She is a European Commission’s independent expert for research and innovation assignments. She has authored and co-authored several publications on referred journals and books.