Editing and Exploring Topic Map-based E-Learning Repositories

D. Dicheva, C. Dichev, D. Wang, and Y. Zhu (USA)


E-learning, ontologies, topic maps, graphical interface


In this paper we present TM4L, a tool providing editing and browsing support for developing, maintaining and using Topic Maps-based digital repositories for use in e learning setting. The TM4L functionality is enhanced by an interactive graphic user interface that combines a hierarchical graphical layout with an animated and zoom able view, coupled with context sensitive features. The paper describes the key features of the current implementation and discusses some development issues as well as future work.

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