Interlinking educational resources and the web of data: A survey of challenges and approaches

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dc.identifier.uri Dietze, Stefan Sanchez-Alonso, Salvador Ebner, Hannes Yu, Hong Quing Giordano, Daniela Marenzi, Ivana Pereira Nunes, Bernardo 2017-04-21T11:19:52Z 2017-04-21T11:19:52Z 2013
dc.identifier.citation Dietze, S.; Sanchez-Alonso, S.; Ebner, H.; Yu, H.Q.; Giordano, D. et al.: Interlinking educational resources and the web of data: A survey of challenges and approaches. In: Program 47 (2013), Nr. 1, S. 60-91. DOI:
dc.description.abstract Purpose: Research in the area of technology-enhanced learning (TEL) throughout the last decade has largely focused on sharing and reusing educational resources and data. This effort has led to a fragmented landscape of competing metadata schemas, or interface mechanisms. More recently, semantic technologies were taken into account to improve interoperability. The linked data approach has emerged as the de facto standard for sharing data on the web. To this end, it is obvious that the application of linked data principles offers a large potential to solve interoperability issues in the field of TEL. This paper aims to address this issue. Design/methodology/approach: In this paper, approaches are surveyed that are aimed towards a vision of linked education, i.e. education which exploits educational web data. It particularly considers the exploitation of the wealth of already existing TEL data on the web by allowing its exposure as linked data and by taking into account automated enrichment and interlinking techniques to provide rich and well-interlinked data for the educational domain. Findings: So far web-scale integration of educational resources is not facilitated, mainly due to the lack of take-up of shared principles, datasets and schemas. However, linked data principles increasingly are recognized by the TEL community. The paper provides a structured assessment and classification of existing challenges and approaches, serving as potential guideline for researchers and practitioners in the field. Originality/value: Being one of the first comprehensive surveys on the topic of linked data for education, the paper has the potential to become a widely recognized reference publication in the area. This article is © Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited. eng
dc.description.sponsorship EC/eContenplus/mEducator project
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Bingley : Emerald Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofseries Program 47 (2013), Nr. 1
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dc.subject Education eng
dc.subject Information technology eng
dc.subject Learning methods eng
dc.subject Linked data eng
dc.subject Open educational resources eng
dc.subject Semantic web eng
dc.subject Technology-enhanced learning eng
dc.subject Web data eng
dc.subject.ddc 004 | Informatik ger
dc.subject.ddc 370 | Erziehung, Schul- und Bildungswesen ger
dc.title Interlinking educational resources and the web of data: A survey of challenges and approaches
dc.type article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.essn 0033-0337
dc.relation.doi 10.1108/00330331211296312
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue 1
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 47
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 60
dc.bibliographicCitation.lastPage 91
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