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Developing domain ontologies for course content

Boyce, Sinead and Pahl, Claus (2007) Developing domain ontologies for course content. Educational Technology & Society - ETS, 10 (3). pp. 275-288. ISSN 1436-4522

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Ontologies have the potential to play an important role in instructional design and the development of course content. They can be used to represent knowledge about content, supporting instructors in creating content or learners in accessing content in a knowledge-guided way. While ontologies exist for many subject domains, their quality and suitability for the educational context might be unclear. For numerous subjects, ontologies do not exist. We present a method for domain experts rather than ontology engineers to develop ontologies for use in the delivery of courseware content. We will focus in particular on relationship types that allow us to model rich domains adequately.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:E-Learning; Domain ontology; Ontology development; Knowledge representation and modelling; Course content development
Subjects:Social Sciences > Educational technology
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Publisher:International Forum of Educational Technology & Society
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:15955
Deposited On:21 Jul 2011 14:30 by Shane Harper. Last Modified 21 Jul 2011 14:30

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