Semantic Knowledge Management for Education

Creators: Kohlhase, Andrea and Kohlhase, Michael
Title: Semantic Knowledge Management for Education
Item Type: Article or issue of a publication series
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the IEEE; Special Issue on Educational Technology
Page Range: pp. 970-989
Date: June 2008
Divisions: Informationsmanagement
Abstract (ENG): ldquoSemantic technologiesrdquo are touted as the next big wave in educational technology and as the solution to many problems in this arena. Interdisciplinary work between the fields of knowledge management (KM) and educational technology (ET) is booming. But the crop of actual systems and semantically enhanced learning objects is still meager, maybe because KM and EL are lacking a consensus on the underlying notions, e.g., of ldquosemantics,rdquo yielding specific problems in their interplay. In this paper, we look at semantic educational technologies and draw conclusions for their approach in KM. In particular, we (re)evaluate the notions of semantics, knowledge, and learning; their role for learning materials in ET; and how they interact with the contexts involved in the learning/teaching process. Based on this, we distill a list of conditions the underlying knowledge representation format must fulfil to support these. As these conditions are still rather abstract, we show how they can be realized in a concrete language design, taking in our open mathematical documents format OMDoc as a point of departure.
Forthcoming: No
Language: English
Citation:

Kohlhase, Andrea and Kohlhase, Michael (2008) Semantic Knowledge Management for Education. Proceedings of the IEEE; Special Issue on Educational Technology, 96 (6). pp. 970-989. ISSN 1558-2256

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