Zablith, Fouad and Fernandez, Miriam and Rowe, Matthew (2011) The OU Linked Open Data: Production and Consumption. In: Proceedings of Linked Learning 2011: the 1st International Workshop on eLearning Approaches for the Linked Data Age co-located with the 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference, ESWC2011 Heraklion, Greece, May 29, 2011. UNSPECIFIED.Full text not available from this repository.
The aim of this paper is to introduce the current efforts toward the release and exploitation of The Open University's (OU) Linked Open Data (LOD). We introduce the work that has been done within the LUCERO project in order to select, extract and structure subsets of information contained within the OU data sources and migrate and expose this information as part of the LOD cloud. To show the potential of such exposure we also introduce three different prototypes that exploit this new educational resource: (1) the OU expert search system, a tool focused on finding the best experts for a certain topic within the OU staff; (2) the Buddy Study system, a tool that relies on Facebook information to identify common interest among friends and recommend potential courses within the OU that 'buddies' can study together, and; (3) Linked OpenLearn, an application that enables exploring linked courses, Podcasts and tags to OpenLearn units. Its aim is to enhance the browsing experience for students, by detecting relevant educational resources on the fly while reading an OpenLearn unit.
|Item Type:||Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Linked Open Data ; education ; expert search ; social networks|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications|
|Deposited On:||26 Sep 2012 12:00|
|Last Modified:||26 Sep 2012 12:00|
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