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The Semantic Web is the emerging landscape of new web technologies aiming at web-based information and services that would be understandable and reusable by both humans and machines. Ontologies, generally defined as a representation of a shared conceptualization of a particular domain, is a major component of the Semantic Web. It is anticipated that(More)
AbstrAct E-learning as a scientific field is in an era of transition. In the last decade, several scientific fields worked as reference disciplines for the promotion of the value delivery that new technologies offered to learning. In this paper, we will emphasize the role of knowledge management as a reference theory for e-learning.
Recent work has reintroduced ontology as a research topic in learning theories, as a mean to make explicit the differences and links between existing approaches to the design of learning programs. In the context of technology-supported information systems, ontologies can be represented in machine-understandable form to serve as a basis for automation and(More)
The definition of the concept of " learning object " is still subject to considerable debate and controversy, causing some degree of confusion and ambiguity in research about the topic. Proposed definitions differ in terms of broadness of scope, focus on reusability and requirements imposed on metadata, among other characteristics. Nonetheless, if we(More)
Developing human-engineered systems is considered as a challenge that addresses a wide area of expertise – computer scientists as well as social scientists. These experts have to work together closely in teams in order to build intelligent systems to support agile software development. The methodology developed in the RISE project enables and supports the(More)
Web 2.0 technologies can be considered a loosely defined set of Web application styles that foster a kind of media consumer more engaged, and usually active in creating and maintaining Internet contents. Thus, Web 2.0 applications have resulted in increased user participation and massive user-generated (or user-published) open multimedia content, some of(More)
During the 1990s the Client Server architectures efficiently supported and enhanced e-business applications. Based on this communication model, a number of new fields emerged including: e-learning, Knowledge Management, e-banking, Customer Relationship Management etc. Recent developments have further expanded the capabilities of networking. In this context,(More)
Almost unlimited access to educational information plethora came with a drawback: finding meaningful material is not a straightforward task anymore. Based on a survey related to how students find additional bibliographical resources for university courses, we concluded there is a strong need for recommended learning materials, for specialized online search(More)