Semantic e-Learning: Next Generation of e-Learning?

Abstract

Semantic e-learning aspires to be the next generation of e-learning, since the understanding of learning materials and knowledge semantics allows their advanced representation, manipulation, sharing, exchange and reuse and ultimately promote efficient online experiences for users. In this context, the paper firstly explores some fundamental Semantic Web technologies and then discusses current and potential applications of these technologies in e-learning domain, namely, Semantic portals, Semantic search, personalization, recommendation systems, social software and Web 2.0 tools. Finally, it highlights future research directions and open issues of the field.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11631-5_27

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@inproceedings{Markellos2009SemanticEN, title={Semantic e-Learning: Next Generation of e-Learning?}, author={Konstantinos Markellos and Penelope Markellou and Giannis Koutsonikos and Aglaia Liopa-Tsakalidi}, booktitle={e-Democracy}, year={2009} }