The Semantic Web: Can It Succeed and Transform Teacher Education?
Cleborne Maddux, Jenna Reith, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The purpose of this presentation is to enlarge upon and update a related proposal on the Semantic Web made last year at SITE. Much has happened and much has been written on this topic in the last year. The presentation will clarify Berners-Lee's proposal in a way that teacher educators can understand and pass on to their students. The presentation will concentrate on educational implications for teacher educators. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of educational implications in which the audience will be encouraged to contribute. All attendees will receive a copy of an up-to-date bibliography for educators of useful articles and Websites dealing with the Semantic Web and a list of current Websites containing information about the Semantic Web as well as those with example implementations of Semantic Web technology. Attendees will also receive a copy of an extensive article by the presenter about the Semantic Web that was published in 2008 in Educational Technology.
Maddux, C. & Reith, J. (2009). The Semantic Web: Can It Succeed and Transform Teacher Education?. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1990-1997). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).