An Ontology Oriented Approach for E-Learning Objects Design and Improvement

  • Armantas OstreikaEmail author
  • Radu Vasiu
  • Daina Gudoniene
  • Rytis Maskeliunas
  • Danguole Rutkauskiene
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 538)


A Semantic Web is one of the most emerging research areas nowadays. Ontology is a formal specification of the particular domain that describes a set of objects and properties that the objects might have. The development of learning objects for integrated learning environments based on Semantic Web services (SWS) are still at a very early stage. The SWS technology allows teachers to design and personalize learning objects (LO) presented for the necessary content. The aim of this paper is to outline the state-of-the-art research along those lines and to suggest a realistic way towards the educational Semantic Web. With regard to the aim we first propose a LO design (or redesign) model on service-based interoperability framework, in order to open up, share and reuse educational systems’ content and knowledge components. The research will focus on LO design and redesign by proposing ontology-driven possibilities that reflect the modularization in the educational information systems. Some brief examples of implementation on the Virtual Campus platform of the Politehnica University Timisoara are also given.


Learning objects Semantic technologies Ontology Applications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Armantas Ostreika
    • 1
    Email author
  • Radu Vasiu
    • 2
  • Daina Gudoniene
    • 1
  • Rytis Maskeliunas
    • 1
  • Danguole Rutkauskiene
    • 1
  1. 1.Kaunas University of TechnologyKaunasLithuania
  2. 2.Politehnica University TimisoaraTimisoaraRomania

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