Title: Building an ontology of IT education goals

Authors: Toshinobu Kasai, Haruhisa Yamaguchi, Kazuo Nagano, Riichiro Mizoguchi

Addresses: Faculty of Education, Okayama University, 3-1-1 Tsushima-naka, Okayama 700-8530, Japan. ' Faculty of Education, Okayama University, 3-1-1 Tsushima-naka, Okayama 700-8530, Japan. ' Faculty of Liberal Arts, University of the Sacred Heart, 4-3-1 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8938, Japan. ' Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, 8-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047, Japan

Abstract: In Japan, the interest in IT education is continuously growing. Most goals of the IT education involve metaability, which cannot be learned by the traditional Japanese instructional methods. It is difficult to design effective IT education material. Moreover, there are only a few specialists in IT education. For this reason, it is necessary and important to provide IT instructors with a powerful help system that can locate and provide access to a variety of useful information resources. We present a system that reconstructs the resources according to the various viewpoints expressed in the ontology of IT education goals. Further, we propose an ontology alignment framework.

Keywords: information technology; education; ontology; semantic web; education support; e-learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2006.008914

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2006 Vol.16 No.1/2, pp.1 - 17

Available online: 03 Feb 2006

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