Ontological representation of learning objects: Building interoperable vocabulary and structures

Jian Qin, Naybell Hernández

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Abstract

The ontological representation of learning objects is a way to deal with the interoperability and reusability of learning objects (including metadata) through providing a semantic infrastructure that will explicitly declare the semantics and forms of concepts used in labeling learning objects. This paper reports the preliminary result from a learning object ontology construction project, which includes an in-depth study of 14 learning objects and over 500 components in these learning objects. An analysis of the types of components and terms used in these objects reveals that most terms fell into the form and subject categories; few pedagogical terms were used. Drawing findings from literature and case study, the authors use a matrix to show relationships in learning objects and relevant knowledge and technologies. Strategies and methods in ontology development and implementation are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International World Wide Web Conference on Alternate Track, Papers and Posters, WWW Alt. 2004
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages348-349
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)1581139128, 9781581139129
DOIs
StatePublished - May 19 2004
Event13th International World Wide Web Conference on Alternate Track, Papers and Posters, WWW Alt. 2004 - New York, United States
Duration: May 19 2004May 21 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 13th International World Wide Web Conference on Alternate Track, Papers and Posters, WWW Alt. 2004

Other

Other13th International World Wide Web Conference on Alternate Track, Papers and Posters, WWW Alt. 2004
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Period5/19/045/21/04

Keywords

  • Content structures
  • Controlled vocabulary
  • Learning objects
  • Metadata
  • Ontologies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

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    Qin, J., & Hernández, N. (2004). Ontological representation of learning objects: Building interoperable vocabulary and structures. In Proceedings of the 13th International World Wide Web Conference on Alternate Track, Papers and Posters, WWW Alt. 2004 (pp. 348-349). (Proceedings of the 13th International World Wide Web Conference on Alternate Track, Papers and Posters, WWW Alt. 2004). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/1013367.1013469