Ontological Hypermedia in Education: A framework for building web-based educational portals PROCEEDINGS
Arouna Woukeu, Gary Wills, Grainne Conole, Leslie Carr, Simon Kampa, Wendy Hall, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
The World Wide Web offers access to a wealth of educational material; yet these are often weakly interlinked and fail to make explicit any real-world relationships. Ontological engineering support has been identified and stressed as one of the key limitations to overcome in building next generation web-based educational systems enabling knowledge sharing and reuse. In this paper we address this important issue by combining the strengths of hypermedia systems with the benefits of ontology-based systems to provide high quality, semantic-enabled web-based educational portals. We present Ontoportal: an ontological hypertext framework for building generic web-based educational portals. We also describe two simple case studies showing how the framework could be used to create ontology-based metadata and generate educational portals semantically interlinking various web-based educational resources (tutorials, assessments, courses, etc) for learning and teaching.
Woukeu, A., Wills, G., Conole, G., Carr, L., Kampa, S. & Hall, W. (2003). Ontological Hypermedia in Education: A framework for building web-based educational portals. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (pp. 349-357). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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