Title: Knowledge based framework for facilitating e-learning services

Authors: Edward Altman, Ankush Mittal, Krishnan V. Pagalthivarthi

Addresses: Institute for Infocomm Research, 21 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, 119613, Singapore. ' Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, 247667, India. ' Department of Applied Mechanics, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, 110016, India

Abstract: The digitisation of educational courseware is rapidly changing the way that universities educate their students. Prior efforts in e-learning focused on the production, capture, and distribution of content. The next phase will focus on the generation of student learning experiences, so that they can more easily organise, share, and discuss their insights. There is currently a lack of content automation that supports collective knowledge construction by the learners. Effective content analysis and indexing are essential for the creation of e-learning services which provide insights into the courseware. This paper describes a prototype learning environment based on digital content management, harvesting of pedagogical information, and generation of personalised learning experiences.

Keywords: e-learning; semantic annotation; knowledge discovery; multimedia; contextual searching; personalisation; innovation; learning environments; universities.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2007.011688

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2007 Vol.4 No.2, pp.112 - 126

Published online: 15 Dec 2006 *

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