E-Learning and Semantic Web

Ahmed Rashad Khalifa
2015 International Journal of Intelligent Information Systems  
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
more » ... 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.
doi:10.11648/j.ijiis.20150405.11 fatcat:ipkzx52mmnbnlocfnf6a6zx3si