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    The Semantic Aspects of e-Learning: Using the Knowledge Life Cycle to Manage Semantics for Grid and Service Oriented Systems

    1st International ELeGI Conference on Advanced Technology for Enhanced Learning

    Vico Equense (Naples), Italy. 15 - 16 March 2005


    Feng (Barry) Tao, Hugh Davis, David Millard & Arouna Woukeu


    The aim of bringing semantics to learning content and services is to enable large scale collaboration of e-learning activities over the Grid infrastructure.

    As machines and software applications will be ubiquitously involved in enabling and facilitating this collaboration, it requires a common understanding of the domain, in particular at the conceptual level, so that both computers and human participants of the e-learning activities understand and are able to communicate among themselves though a common conceptualisation of the learning domain.

    In this paper we propose that Ontology is required in this context which is shared as a language to enrich resources with semantics. In line with the pedagogical view of the semantics obtained from experts in the learning domain, we describe a semantics driven knowledge life cycle to address the key phases in managing semantics in e-learning.

    Service oriented architecture is adopted for the vision of Grid infrastructure, reusable components and easy integration at a later phase.


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