Title: Distant control of student skills by formal model of domain knowledge

Authors: Anatoly Gladun, Julia Rogushina

Addresses: International Research and Training Centre of Information Technologies and Systems, Cybernetic Centre of V.M. Glushkov, National Academy of Sciences, 40 Glushkov Pr., Kyiv 03680, Ukraine; Ministry of Education of Ukraine, 44 Glushkov Pr., Kyiv 03680, Ukraine. ' Institute of Software Systems, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 44 Glushkov Pr., Kyiv 03680, Ukraine

Abstract: We propose to use the domain ontology for student skills examination. Students have to build the personal domain ontologies and thesauri of the examined discipline (based on natural language texts relevant to subject domain – lectures, textbooks, manuals, etc.). These thesauri are then compared with the reference ones built by the tutor. The analysis of student mistakes allows the proposal of personalised recommendations and to improve the course materials in general. Semantic Web technologies are used for knowledge representation and processing for the purpose of interoperability.

Keywords: knowledge management; electronic learning; e-learning; ontology; thesauri; semantic web; remote control; student skills; formal modelling; domain knowledge; personalised recommendations; course materials; knowledge representation; interoperability; online learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2010.032930

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2010 Vol.7 No.4, pp.394 - 411

Published online: 05 May 2010 *

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