An Ontological Model to Blend Didactic Instruction and Collaborative Learning

  • Yusuke Hayashi
  • Seiji Isotani
  • Jacqueline Bourdeau
  • Riichiro Mizoguchi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6969)


Didactic learning that follows the “traditional” model of a teacher-student relationship is often considered completely different from collaborative learning. As a result, few studies have explored the potential to effectively connect these two forms of learning. Nevertheless, in practice, a well-thought-out linkage between these different approaches is essential to leverage and facilitate the learning process. Thus, in this paper, we propose an ontological model that captures the similarity between the two forms of learning, with a focus on participants’ interactions. One of the benefits of this model is the creation of a flexible framework to describe learning independently of the approach used to learn. Second, it also enables us to describe the design rationale of learning scenarios and to organize theoretical knowledge for designing such scenarios in the same manner. To validate this model, we show its advantages with the examination in modeling theories for didactic and collaborative learning, and describe the development of an authoring tool for learning design that uses the model to facilitate the design of theory-based blended learning scenarios.


Collaborative Learning Instructional Action Authoring System Ontological Model Authoring Tool 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yusuke Hayashi
    • 1
  • Seiji Isotani
    • 2
  • Jacqueline Bourdeau
    • 3
  • Riichiro Mizoguchi
    • 4
  1. 1.Information Technology CenterNagoya UniversityJapan
  2. 2.The Institute of Mathematics and Computational SciencesUniversity of Sao PauloBrazil
  3. 3.LICEF research centerTÉLUQ-UQAMCanada
  4. 4.The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR)Osaka UniversityJapan

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