Title

Well-formed semantic model for co-learning

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Computers in Human Behavior

Publication Date

10-1-2015

Abstract

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Co-learning of a course by students in an educational institute is becoming a common practice due to the bulk of resources available in the Web, existence of a large number of textbooks, and other offline materials. However, sometimes, students are mystified due the existence of different styles of presentations, definitions, terminologies and examples of a common subject in those sources. This is also true for professors who want to design a course material and teach students in a standard way. Considering the need of well-formed and standard teaching and co-learning materials, in this paper we propose a model that assists professors to design a course. We develop a tool that represents course content graphically with illustrations and semantic meaning. The proposed model is an automated semantic e-learning system based on BNF rules and the OWL ontology language that is capable of representing course contents using ontology. We also demonstrate the feasibility of this model through experiments using the BNF grammar for a programming language as a studying course.

ISSN

0747-5632

Publisher

Elsevier Ltd

Volume

51

First Page

821

Last Page

828

Disciplines

Education

Keywords

Collaborative service, E-learning, Technology impact on student-teacher collaboration

Scopus ID

84919667364

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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