This chapter describes the technologies which are relevant for intelligent technology-supported instruction in the World Wide Web. The basic terminology, e.g. the concept of a learning object, is introduced in Section 2.1. Today’s and tomorrow’s World Wide Web, that is, the current basic standards and their extensions into the Semantic Web are topic of Section 2.2. Web-based technology-supported instruction heavily relies on standards describing learning materials and collections of learning material. These are presented in Section 2.3. The chapter concludes with a section on AI-planning (Section 2.6), which provides the basics needed to understand how Paigos implements pedagogical knowledge.
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