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    Enabling creative learning design through semantic technologies

    Charlton, P. and Magoulas, George D. and Laurillard, D. (2012) Enabling creative learning design through semantic technologies. Technology, Pedagogy and Education 21 (2), pp. 231-253. ISSN 1475-939X.

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    The paper advocates an approach to learning design that considers it as creating digital artefacts that can be extended, modified and used for different purposes. This is realised through an ‘act becoming artefact’ cycle, where users’ actions in the authors’ software environment, named Learning Designer, are automatically interpreted on the basis of formal active ‘concepts’ embedded in users’ activities as they create learning designs. This is underpinned by semantic technologies, which enable creating active, in computational terms, artefacts. The paper illustrates how the proposed approach integrates pedagogical considerations, expressed using the Conversational Framework, with semantic technologies, especially ontologies, providing a snapshot of the tool. It discusses evaluations and findings from the user studies that were carried out. Finally, some conclusions and next steps are provided.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): learning design, semantic web, ontologies, co-construction of knowledge, act as artefact
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Computer Science and Information Systems
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Knowledge Lab
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2013 09:53
    Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 13:23


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