Collaborative Courseware Authoring Support

D. Dicheva (USA), L. Aroyo, and A. Cristea (The Netherlands)

Keywords

Ontology, Webbased courseware, Collaboration, ODL, Adaptivity, Adaptability

Abstract

We refined our knowledge classification and indexing approach applied in our previously developed system AIMS (Agent-based Information Management System) by introducing ontology-oriented support for collaborative courseware authoring. In order to provide a basis for formal semantics and reasoning in performing generic authoring tasks, we add ontology-based layers in the courseware authoring architecture. Ontological structuring also opens the way for cooperative authoring, (e.g., re usage), setting the basis for authoring collaboration.

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