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Semantic Interactive Learning Visualisation Environment Research
The aim of the SILVER project is to develop educational software based on knowledge visualisation technology that will allow learners and educators to collect, organise, experiment and interact with multimedia assets. With the software, learners and teachers will be able to select multimedia assets related to a theme, visualise conceptual relationships associated with those assets and assemble them in different ways reflecting alternative perspectives.
The SILVER project is supported by the Technology Strategy Board and is a collaboration with the Bridgeman Art Library and Lexara. Bridgeman Art Library is the world's leading source of fine art, history and culture with some 260,000 images available on-line, plus 750,000 historical photographs, from 8000 locations. LEXARA is a company that develops technology-enabled products to support organisations in the publishing, education, corporate and cultural heritage sectors. SILVER is developing applications aimed at supporting both school and work-based learning.
Participant(s): Paul Mulholland, Gabriela Pavel, Annika Wolff
Wolff, A., Mulholland, P. and Zdrahal, Z. (2012) Using machine-learning and visualisation to facilitate learner interpretation of source material, Interactive Learning Environments, taylor and francis
Wolff, A., Mulholland, P., Zdrahal, Z. and Blasko, M. (2010) Knowledge Modelling to Support Inquiry Learning Tasks, International COnference on Knowledge Science, Engineering & Management, Belfast, U.K.
Pavel, G. (2010) Progress towards intelligent support for human articulation of concepts from examples,, Int. J. Knowledge and Learning, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 82-97, Inderscience Publishers Ltd.
Wolff, A., Mulholland, P. and Zdrahal, Z. (2010) Visual summaries of data: a spatial hypertext approach to user feedback, Poster at Hypertext 2010, Toronto, Canada
Pavel, G. (2010) Machine Learning Support for Human Articulation of Concepts from Examples - A Learning Framework, TECH-EDUCATION 2010, Athens, Greece , Technology Enhanced Learning: Quality of Teaching and Educational Reform, eds. Lytras, M. et al., CCIS 73, pp. 80-84, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
HypermediaNew Media SystemsSemantic Web &
Knowledge ServicesSocial Software
New Media Systems is...
Our New Media Systems research theme aims to show how new media devices, standards, architectures and concepts can change the nature of learning.
Our work involves the development of short life-cycle working prototypes of innovative technologies or concepts that we believe will influence the future of open learning within a 3-5 year timescale. Each new media concept is built into a working prototype of how the innovation may change a target community. The working prototypes are all available (in some form) from this website.
Our prototypes themselves are not designed solely for traditional Open Learning, but include a remit to show how that innovation can and will change learning at all levels and in all forms; in education, at work and play.