Open Data for Education

Volume 9500 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 3-15


On the Use of Linked Open Data in Education: Current and Future Practices

  • Mathieu d’AquinAffiliated withKnowledge Media Institute, The Open University Email author 

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Education has often been a keen adopter of new information and communication technologies. This is not surprising given that education is all about informing and communicating. Traditionally, educational institutions produce large volumes of data, much of which is publicly available, either because it is useful to communicate (e.g. the course catalogue) or because of external policies (e.g. reports to funding bodies). Considering the distribution and variety of providers (universities, schools, governments), topics (disciplines and types of educational data) and users (students, teachers, parents), education therefore represents a perfect use case for Linked Open Data. In this chapter, we look at the growing practices in using Linked Open Data in education, and how this trend is opening up opportunities for new services and new scenarios.


Linked data Semantic web Education Learning