Ontologies to support learning design context

Jelena Jovanović, Dragan Gašević, Christopher Brooks, Colin Knight, Griff Richards, Gordon McCalla

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This paper presents an ontology-based framework aimed at explicitly representing the context of use of a learning object inside of a learning design. The core of the proposed framework is a learning object context ontology that leverages a range of other kinds of learning ontologies (e.g. domain, user modeling, learning design etc.) to capture the context-specific metadata. On top of that framework, we develop the architecture of an adaptive educational system, in order to illustrate the benefits of our proposal for personalization of learning design. Finally, we reflect how two present educational tools (iHelp Courses and TANGRAM) correspond to the proposed architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovative Approaches for Learning and Knowledge Sharing - First European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2006, Proceedings
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)3540457771, 9783540457770
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) 2006 - Crete, Greece
Duration: 1 Oct 20064 Oct 2006
Conference number: 1st
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/11876663 (Proceedings)

Publication series

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


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) 2006
Abbreviated titleEC-TEL 2006
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