Classroom for the semantic web

Goran Shimic, Dragan Gasevic, Vladan Devedzic

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This chapter emphasizes integration of Semantic Web technologies in intelligent learning systems by giving a proposal for an intelligent learning management system (ILMS) architecture we named Multitutor. This system is a Web-based environment for the development of e-learning courses and for the use of them by the students. Multitutor is designed as a Web-classroom client-server system, ontologically founded, and is built using modern intelligent and Web-related technologies. This system enables the teachers to develop tutoring systems for any course. The teacher has to define the metadata of the course: chapters, the lessons and the tests, the references of the learning materials. We also show how the Multitutor system can be employed to develop learning systems that use ontologically created learning materials as well as Web services. As an illustration we describe a simple Petri net teaching system that is based on the Petri net infrastructure for the Semantic Web.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Learning Infrastructure for Knowledge Intensive Organizations
Subtitle of host publicationA Semantic Web Perspective
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages33
ISBN (Print)9781591405030
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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