Title: Teaching the semantic web: can semantics do the trick?

Authors: Juan Miguel Gomez-Berbis, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Belen Ruiz-Mezcua, Angel Garcia-Crespo

Addresses: Computer Science Department, Carlos III University, Av Universidad 30, Leganes (Madrid), Spain. ' Computer Science Department, Carlos III University, Av Universidad 30, Leganes (Madrid), Spain. ' Computer Science Department, Carlos III University, Av Universidad 30, Leganes (Madrid), Spain. ' Computer Science Department, Carlos III University, Av Universidad 30, Leganes (Madrid), Spain

Abstract: Teaching Semantic Web-related technologies raises the issue of where it could fit in the Computer Science syllabus. Showing, depicting and explaining the breakthrough of adding semantics to the current Web remains a fundamental challenge in Computer Science education. In this paper, we discuss our approach to help students understand the full potential of the Semantic Web approach by means of an optional course where they follow a |hands-on| approach.

Keywords: information systems education; semantic web; ontologies; web 2.0; computer science syllabus; hands-on learning; teaching; semantics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTCS.2008.022981

International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 2008 Vol.1 No.4, pp.267 - 274

Available online: 06 Feb 2009 *

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