Enriching the Web of Data with Educational Information Using We-Share
Adolfo Ruiz-Calleja, Tallinn University ; Juan Asensio-Prez, Guillermo Vega-Gorgojo, Eduardo Gmez-Snchez, Miguel Bote-Lorenzo, Universidad de Valladolid ; Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
IRRODL Volume 18, Number 1, ISSN 1492-3831 Publisher: Athabasca University Press
This paper presents We-Share, a social annotation application that enables educators to publish and retrieve information about educational ICT tools. As a distinctive characteristic, We-Share provides educators data about educational tools already available on the Web of Data while allowing them to enrich such data with their experience using technology in the classroom. We-Share evaluation entails an empirical study where 23 educators enriched tool descriptions available on the Web of Data out of their own experience. The results suggest that experiential annotations published by educators using We-Share improve the satisfaction and confidence of other educators when discovering and selecting ICT tools. Further, most educators found We-Share an easy-to-use application suitable to share and retrieve information about educational ICT tools.
Ruiz-Calleja, A., Asensio-Prez, J., Vega-Gorgojo, G., Gmez-Snchez, E., Bote-Lorenzo, M. & Alario-Hoyos, C. (2017). Enriching the Web of Data with Educational Information Using We-Share. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(1),. Athabasca University Press.
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