Title: Knowledge-based architecture for instructional engineering

Authors: Christian L. Vidal, Alejandra A. Segura, Victor H. Menendez, Manuel E. Prieto

Addresses: Departamento de Sistemas de Informacion, Universidad del Bio-Bio, Collao 1202, Concepcion, Chile. ' Departamento de Sistemas de Informacion, Universidad del Bio-Bio, Collao 1202, Concepcion, Chile. ' Facultad de Matematicas, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Periferico Norte. 13615, 97110 Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. ' Escuela Superior de Informatica, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Paseo de la Universidad, 4, 13071 Ciudad Real, España

Abstract: The instructional knowledge generated by the use of a learning management system, and the search processes and the development of resources for learning, can be used to improve the environments in which instruction is designed. Our current project is concerned to the need to develop a knowledge-based architecture that may assist teachers in their e-learning design practices. Instructional design methods, learning theories, efficient searching methods and tools and metadata managing, are examples of the necessary knowledge and abilities. In this document we are centred in presenting the overall system architecture and describing their main parts. We are also reporting current results. Due to its wide conception, this project involves knowledge engineering, software engineering, machine learning, semantic web searching and data mining models and tools.

Keywords: learning objects; ontologies; instructional design; meta-searching; knowledge management; KM; e-learning; electronic learning; learning management; knowledge-based architecture; teachers; course design; learning theories; search methods; search tools; metadata management; knowledge engineering; software engineering; machine learning; semantic web; searching; data mining; world wide web; internet; system architecture.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2009.031230

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2009 Vol.5 No.3/4, pp.371 - 388

Published online: 26 Jan 2010 *

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