Title: Using a CBR approach based on ontologies for recommendation and reuse of educational processes

Authors: Elder Bomfim, Jonice Oliveira, Jano Moreira De Souza

Addresses: COPPE/UFRJ – Computer Science Department, Graduate School of Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, P.O. Box 68.511, Zip Code 21.945–970, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ' COPPE/UFRJ – Computer Science Department, Graduate School of Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, P.O. Box 68.511, Zip Code 21.945–970, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ' COPPE/UFRJ – Computer Science Department, Graduate School of Engineering and DCC-IM/UFRJ – Computer Science Department, Mathematics Institute, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, P.O. Box 68.511, Zip Code 21.945–970, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Abstract: Human works can be assumed as a set of stratified processes, especially in the educational context. One of the possibilities for improving teaching and learning processes, and consequently, the knowledge flow, is to explore successful past experiences resulting from the modelling and execution of previous processes. This work presents Thoth, a web environment which aims at knowledge reuse, during the planning, design and execution of teaching and learning activities. This approach is integrated with a Case-based Reasoning (CBR) approach, also described in this paper, with workflow systems and the use of ontologies. In this paper we show some scenarios where this approach has been used.

Keywords: workflow; knowledge reuse; knowledge management; learning; teaching; computer supported cooperative work; CSCW; ontologies; case-based reasoning; CBR; web based communities.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWBC.2007.014078

International Journal of Web Based Communities, 2007 Vol.3 No.2, pp.170 - 182

Published online: 18 Jun 2007 *

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