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Semantic services in e-learning: an argumentation case study

Moreale, Emanuela and Vargas-Vera, Maria (2004). Semantic services in e-learning: an argumentation case study. Journal of Educational Technology and Society, 7(4) pp. 112–128.

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Abstract

This paper outlines an e-Learning services architecture offering semantic-based services to students and tutors, in particular ways to browse and obtain information through web services. Services could include registration, authentication, tutoring systems, smart question answering for students’ queries, automated marking systems and a student essay service. These services – which might be added incrementally to the portal – could be integrated with various ontologies such as ontologies of educational organisations, students and courses. In this paper, we describe a few scenarios in the e-learning domain and illustrate the role of a few services. We also describe in some detail a service doing semantic annotation of argumentation in student essays for allowing visualization of argumentation and providing useful feedback to students

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: International Forum of Educational Technology & Society (IFETS), the authors and the forum jointly retain the copyright of the articles
ISSN: 1436-4522
Keywords: semantic services for e-Learning; services composition; Semantic Web; argumentation in student essays
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Item ID: 2993
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2011 00:48
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/2993
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