Ontological structure representation in reusing ODL learning resources

Hazalina Hashim, (2016) Ontological structure representation in reusing ODL learning resources. Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 11 (1). pp. 2-12. ISSN 2414-6994

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The purpose of this paper is to reuse learning resources from course module and forum discussion in ODL settings and structure it with ontological representation. Design/methodology/approach Thus, an ontology is designed by extending simple knowledge organization system specification to structure the learning resources. Furthermore, a semantic forum system is proposed as a front end mechanism to represent the ontological structure designed for the learner to easily access, search and navigate the relevant knowledge of interest. In addition, this study evaluates the effectiveness of the proposed system along with three variables, namely, learners’ perceptions, system design perceptions and system content perceptions. Accordingly, a close-ended online survey was developed and administered to 74 online learners. Findings The findings demonstrate positive perceptions of the proposed system which is based on ontological representation as an effective learning system that is able to enhance the understanding of courses taught. Originality/value This paper presents an ontological structure approach to add meaning to the learning resources, indexed in such a way that it can be reused, searched, processed and shared.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ontology, Course module, Forum discussion, ODL education, Semantic forum, SKOS
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Depositing User: Shahril Effendi Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2018 07:34
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2018 07:37
URI: http://library.oum.edu.my/repository/id/eprint/1127

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