A Semantic MediaWiki-Based Approach for the Collaborative Development of Pedagogically Meaningful Learning Content Annotations

  • Stefan ZanderEmail author
  • Christian Swertz
  • Elena Verdú
  • María Jesús Verdú Pérez
  • Peter Henning
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9507)


In this work, we present an approach that allows educational resources to be collaboratively authored and annotated with well-defined pedagogical semantics using Semantic MediaWiki as collaborative knowledge engineering tool. The approach allows for the exposition of pedagogically annotated learning content as Linked Open Data to enable its reuse across e-learning platforms and its adaptability in different educational contexts. We employ Web Didactics as knowledge organization concept and detail its manifestation in a Semantic MediaWiki system using import and mapping declarations. We also show how the inherent pedagogical semantics of Web Didactics can be retained when learning material is exported as RDF data. The advantage of the presented approach lies in addressing the constructivist view on educational models: The different roles involved in the content development process are not forced to adapt to new vocabularies but can continue using the terms and classification systems they are familiar with. Results of the usability test with computer scientists and education researchers are positive with significantly more positive results for computer scientists.


Resource Description Framework Description Logic Learn Management System Link Open Data Resource Description Framework Data 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



Parts of this work are compiled from Deliverables 4.1 and 4.2 created within the INTUITEL project, which is financed by the European Commission under Grant Agreement No. 318496.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Zander
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christian Swertz
    • 2
  • Elena Verdú
    • 3
  • María Jesús Verdú Pérez
    • 4
  • Peter Henning
    • 5
  1. 1.FZI Research Center for Information TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Department of EducationUniversity ViennaViennaAustria
  3. 3.Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, (UNIR)La RiojaSpain
  4. 4.ETSI TelecomunicaciónUniversity of ValladolidValladolidSpain
  5. 5.Karlsruhe University of Applied SciencesKarlsruheGermany

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