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Digitizing curricula: an approach for digital usability
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of applied educational science, Interactive Media and Learning (IML). (Learning Infrastructure Research Group (LIR))ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7343-0181
2015 (English)In: eChallenges e-2015 Conference Proceedings / [ed] Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham, Dublin: International Information Management Corporation Limited, 2015, 1-9 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Steering documents for school, i.e. curricula, syllabi, subject plans and the Education Act, are not generally available in a digitally usable format. That complicates, for example, the process of building advanced curriculum-based services for schools in which individual elements are traceable. To address this problem, Swedish subject syllabi incorporating knowledge requirements for compulsory school were analyzed in terms of their structure, content type and relationship to the subject, year, and grade level. Markup describing the documents was added using Semantic Web technologies such as RDF and Linked Data to make the documents digitally usable. This paper presents a method for analyzing and marking up national steering documents. Digitally usable steering documents open up for services in which digital learning resources are connected to specific parts of the steering documents or in which steering documents from various countries can be compared, for example concerning PISA results. 

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Dublin: International Information Management Corporation Limited, 2015. 1-9 p.
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Pedagogical Work
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educational work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-112226DOI: 10.1109/eCHALLENGES.2015.7441086ISBN: 978-1-905824-53-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-112226DiVA: diva2:876564
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eChallenges e-2015 Conference, 25-26 November 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania
Available from: 2015-12-04 Created: 2015-12-04 Last updated: 2016-06-10Bibliographically approved

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