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Social Learning - How Web is Changing the Way We Process Information and Knowledge
Umeå University, Faculty of Teacher Education, Interactive Media and Learning.
2007 (English)In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Emerging e-learning Technologies and Applications (ICETA), 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper we will consider how web (world wide web) environment has affected learning in and beyond classrooms. The paper shows how learning is turning towards an open ended dialogue between the learner and various online communities. The essential role of semantic web and its implications on generic knowledge processing will be described. We show how these change the information sources of web to more knowledge oriented and context aware counterparts. In combining the metadata and processes of information organization we propose concepts to build personal or context-aware knowledge services that could be used as elements in e-learning. We oversee some knowledge, activity and process based models of supporting knowledge intensive tasks needed in our networked world and online communities. Based on various approaches taken by different online learning organizations and virtual communities, both in Finland and international, some generic architectures and models of knowledge organization in web based learning or e-learning will be described. With some practical experiences and examples of web technologies we try to show how web environment is every day changing the modes of learning both from the individual and collaborative points of view and turn our experiences with shared Technobothnia laboratories, Baltic Sea Network BSN/BSOU and KMO collaboration networks or projects into thesis for the future of modern online learning.

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semantic web, social learning, virtual learning environment, technology enhanced learning, web-based learning, knowledge management, software architectures
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Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-10095OAI: diva2:149766
Available from: 2008-06-16 Created: 2008-06-16Bibliographically approved

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