ECOLE: An Ontology-Based Open Online Course Platform

  • Vladimir Vasiliev
  • Fedor Kozlov
  • Dmitry Mouromtsev
  • Sergey Stafeev
  • Olga Parkhimovich
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9500)


The chapter presents use cases and architecture of an educational platform built upon educational Linked Open Data. We review ontologies designed for educational data representation and discuss in detail the Enhanced Course Ontology for Linked Education (ECOLE) as an example. Its semantic core opens up a variety of new possibilities for interaction between an e-learning system and related Web-services and applications. The other feature of the ontology-based platform is a flexible structuring and linking of open educational resources. The last part of the chapter discusses these new possibilities and analyzes trends in linked learning.


Semantic web Linked learning Terminology extraction Education Educational ontology population 



This work was partially financially supported by the Government of Russian Federation, Grant 074-U01.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir Vasiliev
    • 1
  • Fedor Kozlov
    • 1
  • Dmitry Mouromtsev
    • 1
  • Sergey Stafeev
    • 1
  • Olga Parkhimovich
    • 1
  1. 1.ITMO UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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