Title: Authoring support in concept-based web information systems for educational applications

Authors: Lora Aroyo, Darina Dicheva

Addresses: Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands. ' Winston-Salem State University, 601 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Winston Salem, NC 27110, USA

Abstract: The increasing complexity of concept-based web information systems (WIS) and their educational applications requires more intelligent support for their authoring. We propose an ontological approach towards a common authoring framework for such systems to formally describe the overall authoring process (in terms of primitive and composite tasks). A key idea is to completely separate the content and the application-related issues, which will allow for better modelling in both ||closed|| and ||open|| WIS. As a basis for reasoning processes, we use a task-based ontological description of the authoring process. We illustrate our approach within AIMS, an educational information system.

Keywords: web-based courseware authoring; web information systems; ontology; concept structures; internet.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2004.004975

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2004 Vol.14 No.3, pp.297 - 312

Published online: 26 Jul 2004 *

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