Programme, 29 May, 2011

(workshop proceedings published as CEUR Vol-717.)


    • 09:00 – 09:15: Introduction
    • 09:15 – 10:30: Keynote (Speaker: Vania Dimitrova)
    • 10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break
    • 11:00 – 13:00: Paper Session 1
    • 13:00 – 14:30: Lunch
    • 14:30 – 16:00: Paper Session 2
    • 16:00 – 16:30: Coffee
    • 16:30 – 17:30: Paper Session 3
    • 17:30 – 18:00: Wrap Up & Best Paper Award
  • PAPER SESSION 1 (chair: Fouad Zablith - The Open University, UK)

    • Irene Celino and Daniele Dell'Aglio. A Linked Knowledge Base for Simulation Learning
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    • Muriel Foulonneau. Generating educational assessment items from Linked Open Data: the case of DBpedia
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    • Hong Qing Yu, Stefan Dietze, Ning Li, Carlos Pedrinaci, Davide Taibi, Nikolas Dovrolis, Teodor Stefanut, Eleni Kaldoudi and John Domingue. A Linked Data-driven & Service-oriented Architecture for Sharing Educational Resources
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    • Daniela Giordano, Isaak Kavasidis, Concetto Spampinato and Panagiotis Bamidis. Developing controlled vocabularies for educational resources sharing: a case study
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    • Davy Van Deursen, Igor Jacques, Stefan De Wannemacker, Steven Torrelle, Wim Van Lancker, Maribel Montero Perez, Erik Mannens and Rik Van De Walle. A Mobile and Adaptive Language Learning Environment based on Linked Data
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  • PAPER SESSION 2 (chair: Jelena Jovanovic - University of Belgrade, Serbia)

    • Eleni Kaldoudi, Nikolas Dovrolis, Daniela Giordano and Stefan Dietze. Educational Resources as Social Objects in Semantic Social Networks
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    • Fouad Zablith, Miriam Fernandez and Matthew Rowe. The OU Linked Open Data: Production and Consumption
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      Julien Robinson, Johann Stan and Myriam Ribiere.
      Using Linked Data to Reduce Learning Latency for e-Book Readers (short paper)
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    • Miguel-Angel Sicilia, Hannes Ebner, Salvador Sanchez-Alonso, Fernando Alvarez, Alberto Abián and Elena Garcia-Barriocanal. Navigating learning resources through linked data: a preliminary report on the re-design of Organic.Edunet (short paper)
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    • Charalampos Bratsas, Anastasia Dimou, Georgios Alexiadis, Despoina-Eleana Chrysou, Kostantinos Kavargyris, Ioannis Parapontis, Panagiotis Bamidis and Ioannis Antoniou. Educational Semantic Wikis in the Linked Data Age: the case of MSc Web Science Program at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (short paper)
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  • PAPER SESSION 3 (chair: Hannes Ebner - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

    • Ernesto Mudu, Luca Schiatti, Giuseppe Rizzo and Antonio Servetti. Zenaminer: driving the SCORM standard towards the Web of Data
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    • Evangelia Mitsopoulou, Davide Taibi, Daniela Giordano, Stefan Dietze, Hong Qing Yu, Panagiotis Bamidis, Charalampos Bratsas and Luke Woodham. Connecting medical educational resources to the Linked Data cloud: the mEducator RDF Schema, store and API
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    • Lloyd Rutledge and Rineke Oostenrijk. Applying and Extending Semantic Wikis for Semantic Web Courses
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      Social Linked Data and Experiential Learning: Opportunities and Challenges

      The merge of social and semantic brings up a new ear of content creation and access. However, current deployment of social semantic web in education only scratches the surface of transformational changes which these technologies may bring to teaching and learning. Inspired by recent trends (e.g. citizen science and crowd wisdom) and based on the work in two projects (AWESOME and ImREAL), I will discuss the synergy between experiential learning and social linked data. The talk will outline new opportunities and potential challenges brought up by a twofold relationship. On the one hand, social spaces can be augmented with intelligent techniques to facilitate experience sharing and accumulation of social content for learning. On the other hand, authentic content of ‘real-world’ experiences can provide new adaptation means to improve learning in ‘traditional’ virtual learning environments.
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      Vania Dimitrova - University of Leeds, UK

      Dr. Vania Dimitrova is a lecturer at the School of Computing, University of Leeds, UK. Her research focuses on developing intelligent systems that adapt to individuals, groups, and communities. Her research interests include learner/user modelling, dialogic interaction, knowledge capture, meta-cognitive skills, community adaptation, and ontological modelling. She has co-authored some 70 papers, was a program co-chair of the 14th Int. Conference on AI in Education (AIED2009) and the 4th European Conference on Technology-enhanced Learning (ECTEL2009), general chair of ECTEL2010. She was a co-organiser of several international workshops on user modelling and adaptive learning, and a member of the program committees of major international conferences on adaptive systems. She is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (IEEE-TLT) and editorial board member of the International Journal of AI in Education (IJAIED).