Raising the stakes in Linked Data education

Mikroyannidis, Alexander; Domingue, John and Simperl, Elena (2014). Raising the stakes in Linked Data education. ERCIM News, 96 pp. 15–16.

URL: http://ercim-news.ercim.eu/en96/special/raising-th...

Abstract

There is currently a revolution going on in education generally, but nowhere more so than in the ICT field, owing to the availability of high quality online learning resources and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). The EUCLID project is at the forefront of this initiative by developing a comprehensive educational curriculum, supported by multimodal learning materials and highly visible eLearning distribution channels, tailored to the real needs of data practitioners.MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) offer large numbers of students the opportunity to study high quality courses with prestigious universities. These initiatives have led to widespread publicity as well as strategic dialogue in the higher education sector. The consensus within higher education is that after the Internet-induced revolutions in communication, business, entertainment and the media, it is now the turn of universities. Exactly where this revolution will lead is not yet known but some radical predictions have been made, including the end of the need for university campuses (http://www.theguardian.com/education/2012/nov/11/online-free-learning-end-of-university).

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