Semantic web technologies for the integration of learning tools and context-aware educational services

Zoran Jeremić, Jelena Jovanovíc, Dragan Gaševic

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One of the main software engineers' competencies, solving software problems, is most effectively acquired through an active examination of learning resources and work on real-world examples in small development teams. This obviously indicates a need for an integration of several existing learning tools and systems in a common collaborative learning environment, as well as advanced educational services that provide students with right in time advice about learning resources and possible collaboration partners. In this paper, we present how we developed and applied a common ontological foundation for the integration of different existing learning tools and systems in a common learning environment called DEPTHS (Design Patterns Teaching Help System). In addition, we present a set of educational services that leverages semantic rich representation of learning resources and students' interaction data to recommend resource relevant for students' current learning context.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web, ISWC 2009
Subtitle of host publication8th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2009, Chantilly, VA, USA, October 25-29, 2009. Proceedings
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)364204929X, 9783642049293
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2009 - Chantilly, VA, United States of America
Duration: 25 Oct 200929 Oct 2009

Publication series

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


Conference8th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2009
CountryUnited States of America
CityChantilly, VA


  • Collaborative learning
  • Context-awareness
  • Ontologies
  • Project-based learning
  • Semantic web
  • Software patterns

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