Ontology-based backward learning support system

Masao Okabe, Masashi Umezawa, Takahira Yamaguchi

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Abstract

One of the main goals of introductory courses of a university is to make freshmen well prepared for subsequent intermediate courses. But nowadays it becomes difficult because academic skills of freshmen differ very much. To resolve this problem, this paper proposes an ontology-based backward learning support system called EduGraph. If a student cannot understand some learning item, EduGraph, based on its ontology, suggests him or her prerequisites for understanding the item, and he or she can learn them using EduGraph. For the student, to understand the incomprehensible item can be a short-term goal because prerequisites for it are suggested, and he or she is expected to keep intrinsically motivated to understand the item. EduGraph can also support a student to organize what he or she learns into his or her integrated knowledge, because its ontology is based on a well-designed upper ontology for learning and can organize learning items properly. Actual applications to several introductory courses from 2015 suggest that EduGraph is effective.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTomorrow’s Learning
Subtitle of host publicationInvolving Everyone. Learning with and about Technologies and Computing - 11th IFIP TC 3 World Conference on Computers in Education, WCCE 2017, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages398-408
Number of pages11
Volume515
ISBN (Print)9783319743097
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Event11th IFIP TC 3 World Conference on Computers and Education, WCCE 2017 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2017 Jul 32017 Jul 6

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume515
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Other

Other11th IFIP TC 3 World Conference on Computers and Education, WCCE 2017
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period17/7/317/7/6

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Keywords

  • Backward learning
  • Concept map
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Ontology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management

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Okabe, M., Umezawa, M., & Yamaguchi, T. (2017). Ontology-based backward learning support system. In Tomorrow’s Learning: Involving Everyone. Learning with and about Technologies and Computing - 11th IFIP TC 3 World Conference on Computers in Education, WCCE 2017, Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 515, pp. 398-408). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 515). Springer New York LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74310-3_41

Ontology-based backward learning support system. / Okabe, Masao; Umezawa, Masashi; Yamaguchi, Takahira.

Tomorrow’s Learning: Involving Everyone. Learning with and about Technologies and Computing - 11th IFIP TC 3 World Conference on Computers in Education, WCCE 2017, Revised Selected Papers. Vol. 515 Springer New York LLC, 2017. p. 398-408 (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 515).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Okabe, M, Umezawa, M & Yamaguchi, T 2017, Ontology-based backward learning support system. in Tomorrow’s Learning: Involving Everyone. Learning with and about Technologies and Computing - 11th IFIP TC 3 World Conference on Computers in Education, WCCE 2017, Revised Selected Papers. vol. 515, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol. 515, Springer New York LLC, pp. 398-408, 11th IFIP TC 3 World Conference on Computers and Education, WCCE 2017, Dublin, Ireland, 17/7/3. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74310-3_41
Okabe M, Umezawa M, Yamaguchi T. Ontology-based backward learning support system. In Tomorrow’s Learning: Involving Everyone. Learning with and about Technologies and Computing - 11th IFIP TC 3 World Conference on Computers in Education, WCCE 2017, Revised Selected Papers. Vol. 515. Springer New York LLC. 2017. p. 398-408. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74310-3_41
Okabe, Masao ; Umezawa, Masashi ; Yamaguchi, Takahira. / Ontology-based backward learning support system. Tomorrow’s Learning: Involving Everyone. Learning with and about Technologies and Computing - 11th IFIP TC 3 World Conference on Computers in Education, WCCE 2017, Revised Selected Papers. Vol. 515 Springer New York LLC, 2017. pp. 398-408 (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology).
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