Navigating learning resources through linked data: A preliminary report on the re-design of organic.edunet
2011 (English)In: Linked Learning 2011 eLearning Approaches for the Linked Data Age: Proceedings of Linked Learning 2011: the 1st International Workshop on eLearning Approaches for the Linked Data Age, Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen , 2011, 1-8 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Learning objects repositories have grown and matured in the last years, being currently a cornerstone for open education. Several current systems are offering metadata openly through mainstream harvesting protocols or providing standardized query interfaces. Also, the use of standardized vocabularies or ontologies is becoming more common to provide a degree of semantic interoperability. However, learning object metadata is typically not linked across repositories, and it is not providing a way to navigate by using other sources of data available on the Web. The linked open data (LOD) approach provides the framework for the evolution of learning object repositories into a more flexible system of sharing learning resource metadata. This paper describes how linked data has been integrated in the design and redesign of the export mechanisms of Organic.Edunet, a federation of learning repositories in the domain of organic agriculture that uses an RDF store and several ontologies to browse and search resources. The paper focuses on how the existing search and semantic browsing mechanisms can benefit from the use of LOD across repositories.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen , 2011. 1-8 p.
, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, ISSN 1613-0073 ; 717
Learning objects, Linked data, Ontologies, Organic.edunet, Repositories
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-50194ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84891907482OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-50194DiVA: diva2:461240
1st International Workshop on eLearning Approaches for the Linked Data Age, Linked Learning 2011 - Co-located with the 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2011; Heraklion; Greece; 29 May 2011 through 29 May 2011
QC 201112062011-12-022011-12-022014-02-26Bibliographically approved