Volume 4, Issue 5, October 2015, Page: 84-94
E-Learning and Semantic Web
Ahmed Rashad Khalifa, Systems and Computers Engineering Dept., Faculty of Engineering, Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
Received: Aug. 23, 2015;       Accepted: Sep. 13, 2015;       Published: Sep. 26, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijiis.20150405.11      View  4831      Downloads  131
Abstract
Nowadays, e-learning systems are widely used for education and training in universities and companies because of their electronic course content access and virtual classroom participation. But not all learners learn in the same way and at the same rate, some prefer the traditional text-based or oral presentation of content, while others learn more easily in a visual or kinetic instruction style. The real value of e-Learning lies not in its ability to train just anyone, anytime, anywhere, but in our ability to deploy this attribute to train the right people to gain the right skills or knowledge at the right time. Learning objects and courses databases are syntactically structured text archives with powerful search engines. But, there is no semantic relationship between information needs of the user and the information content of documents. Because of many limitations using web 2.0 for creating E-learning management system, now-a-days we use Web 3.0 which is known as Semantic web. It is a platform to represent E-learning management system that recovers the limitations of Web 2.0. However, with the rapid increase of learning content on the Web, it is time-consuming for learners to find contents they really want to and need to study. “Making content machine-understandable” is a popular paraphrase of the fundamental prerequisite for the Semantic Web. This paper focuses on e-Learning, benefits and requirements of e-Learning and potential uses of semantic web technology in e-Learning.
Keywords
E-Learning, Semantic Web, RDF, Ontology
To cite this article
Ahmed Rashad Khalifa, E-Learning and Semantic Web, International Journal of Intelligent Information Systems. Vol. 4, No. 5, 2015, pp. 84-94. doi: 10.11648/j.ijiis.20150405.11
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