Project-based collaborative learning environment with context-aware educational services

Zoran Jeremić, Jelena Jovanović, Dragan Gašević, Marek Hatala

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Teaching and learning software design patterns (DPs) is not an easy task. Apart from learning individual DPs and the principles behind them, students should learn how to apply them in real-life situations. Therefore, to make the learning process of DPs effective, it is necessary to include a project component in which students, usually in small teams, develop a medium-sized software application. Furthermore, it is necessary to provide students with means for easy discovery of relevant learning resources and possible collaborators. In this paper, we propose an extensive project-based collaborative learning environment for learning software DPs that integrates several existing educational systems and tools based on the common ontological foundation. The learning process in the suggested environment is further facilitated and augmented by several context-aware educational services.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines
Subtitle of host publication4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2009 Nice, France, September 29–October 2, 2009 Proceedings
Place of PublicationBerlin Germany
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)3642046355, 9783642046353
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) 2009 - Nice, France
Duration: 29 Sep 20092 Oct 2009
Conference number: 4th (Proceedings)

Publication series

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


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) 2009
Abbreviated titleEC-TEL 2009
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  • Collaborative learning
  • Context-awareness
  • Ontologies
  • Project-based learning
  • Semantic web
  • Software patterns

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