Leveraging the social semantic web in intelligent tutoring systems

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

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Today's technology enhanced learning practices cater to students and teachers who use many different learning tools and environments and are used to a paradigm of interaction derived from open, ubiquitous, and socially-oriented services. In this context, a crucial issue for education systems in general, and for ITSs in particular, is related to the ability of leveraging these new paradigms for creating, maintaining and sharing the knowledge that these systems embed. This will enable learning environments to benefit from shared information from disparate systems, which is related to learning content and student activities, so that the overall complexity of system development and maintenance would be reduced while at the same time improving the capability of personalization, context-awareness, collaboration, and feedback provisioning. In this paper, we investigate how the Social Semantic Web can be leveraged for enabling and easing this process. This paper analyzes each ITS module, showing how it can benefit from the Social Semantic Web paradigm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Tutoring Systems - 9th International Conference, ITS 2008, Proceedings
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540691308, 9783540691303
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 2008 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 23 Jun 200827 Jun 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference9th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 2008
CityMontreal, QC


  • E-learning
  • Folksonomies
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Ontologies
  • Semantic Web
  • Social Web

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