Title: Effective ontology management in virtual learning environments

Authors: Matteo Gaeta, Francesco Orciuoli, Stefano Paolozzi, Pierluigi Ritrovato

Addresses: Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione e Matematica Applicata (DIIMA), Universita di Salerno, Fisciano, Italy. ' Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione e Matematica Applicata (DIIMA), Universita di Salerno, Fisciano, Italy. ' Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione e Matematica Applicata (DIIMA), Universita di Salerno, Fisciano, Italy. ' Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione e Matematica Applicata (DIIMA), Universita di Salerno, Fisciano, Italy

Abstract: Ontologies define a common vocabulary to share domain information. Many researches have proved the importance of ontologies as a main technology for knowledge modelling. Moreover, many authors have emphasised the use of ontologies to augment the effectiveness of the management aspects of e-learning resources. In this paper, we present a set of methodologies and techniques for the definition of a Semantic Virtual Learning Environment (SVLE) whose purpose is to provide customised and contextualised learning experiences. These experiences are achieved exploiting the implicit knowledge modelling of the reference domain through an extensive use of ontology management techniques.

Keywords: e-learning; learning objects; ontology management; semantic web; virtual learning environments; internet; online learning; electronic learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIEM.2009.023925

International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, 2009 Vol.6 No.2, pp.96 - 123

Published online: 20 Mar 2009 *

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