E-learning meets the Social Semantic Web

Carlo Torniai, Jelena Jovanović, Dragan Gašević, Scott Bateman, Marek Hatala

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The Social Semantic Web has recently emerged as a paradigm in which ontologies (aimed at defining, structuring and sharing information) and collaborative software (used for creating and sharing knowledge) have been merged together. Ontologies provide an effective means of capturing and integrating knowledge for feedback provisioning, while using collaborative activities can support pedagogical theories, such as social constructivism. Both technologies have developed separately in the elearning domain; representing respectively a teachercentered and a learner-centered approach for learning environments. In this paper we bridge the gap between these two approaches by leveraging the Social Semantic Web paradigm, and propose a collaborative semantic-rich learning environment in which folksonomies created from students' collaborative tags contribute to ontology maintenance, and teacherdirected feedback.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - The 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2008
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780769531670
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies 2008 - Santander, Spain
Duration: 1 Jul 20085 Jul 2008
Conference number: 8th
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/4561602/proceeding (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies 2008
Abbreviated titleICALT 2008
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