We would like to invite you to the first CIDER session of 2008. This session will be a group presentation by Dragan Gasevic of Athabasca University, Jelena Jovanovic of the University of Belgrade, and Colin Knight and Griff Richards of Simon Fraser University.
Title: Ontologies for Effective Use of Context in e-Learning Settings
This presentation will focus on an ontology-based framework aimed at explicit representation of context-specific metadata derived from the actual usage of learning objects and learning designs. The core part of the proposed framework is a learning object context ontology that leverages a range of other kinds of learning ontologies (e.g., user modeling ontology, domain ontology, and learning design ontology) to capture the information about the real usage of a learning object inside a learning design. We will also present some learner-centered and teacher-centered scenarios enabled by the proposed framework in order to illustrate the benefits the framework offers to these key participants of any learning process. Finally, we will demonstrate how two present educational tools (i.e. TANGRAM and LOCO-Analyst) correspond to the proposed architecture.
When: Friday, January 18, 2008, 11am-12pm Mountain Standard Time
Where: Online via Elluminate at:
Please make sure your Mac or PC is equipped with a microphone and speakers, so that we can use the Voice over IP functionality built into the web conferencing software. Please note that it is extremely important that you get your system set up prior to the start of the event. Please don’t wait until the day of the session to do this. Information on installing the necessary software and configuring your PC is available at http://www.elluminate.com/support/ in the “First Time Users” section.
The session will be recorded and available for future playback from http://cider.athabascau.ca/CIDERSessions/