Towards a Semantic-Rich Collaborative Environment for Learning Software Patterns

  • Zoran Jeremić
  • Jelena Jovanović
  • Dragan Gašević
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5192)

Abstract

Current approaches to learning software patterns are based on individual use of different learning systems and tools. With this ‘fragmented’ approach it is very hard to provide support for context-aware learning and offer personalized learning experience to students. In this paper, we propose a new approach to learning software patterns that integrates existing Learning Management Systems, domain specific tools for software modeling and relevant online repositories of software patterns into a complex learning framework that supports collaborative learning. This framework is based on the semantic web technologies.

Keywords

Semantic web ontologies collaborative learning software patterns 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zoran Jeremić
    • 1
  • Jelena Jovanović
    • 1
  • Dragan Gašević
    • 2
  1. 1.FON-School of Business AdministrationUniversity of BelgradeSerbia
  2. 2.School of Computing and Information SystemsAthabasca UniversityCanada

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