Special Issue on Linked Data for Education and Technology-Enhanced Learning

– CALL FOR PAPERS –

Interactive Learning Environments special issue on Linked Data for Education and Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL)

IMPORTANT DATES
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  • 30 November 2011: Paper submission deadline (11:59pm Hawaiian time)
  • 30 March 2012: Notification of first review round
  • 30 April 2012: Submission of major revisions
  • 15 July 2012: Notification of major revision reviews
  • 15 August 2012: Submission of minor revisions
  • 30 August 2012: Notification of acceptance
  • late 2012 : Publication

OVERVIEW
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While sharing of open learning and educational resources on the Web became common practice throughout the last years a large amount of research was dedicated to interoperability between educational repositories based on semantic technologies. However, although the Semantic Web has seen large-scale success in its recent incarnation as a Web of Linked Data, there is still only little adoption of the successful Linked Data principles in the domains of education and technology-enhanced learning (TEL). This special issue builds on the fundamental belief that the Linked Data approach has the potential to fulfill the TEL vision of Web-scale interoperability of educational resources as well as highly personalised and adaptive educational applications. The special issue solicits research contributions exploring the promises of the Web of Linked Data in TEL by gathering researchers from the areas of the Semantic Web and educational science and technology.

TOPICS OF INTEREST
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We welcome papers describing current trends on research in (a) how technology-enhaced learning approaches take advantage of Linked Data on the Web and (b) how Linked Data principles and semantic technologies are being applied in technology-ehnaced learning contexts. Both rather application-oriented as well as theoretical papers are welcome. Relevant topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Using Linked Data to support interoperability of educational resources
  • Linked Data for informal learning
  • Personalisation and context-awareness in TEL
  • Usability and advanced user interfaces in learning environments and Linked Data
  • Light-weight TEL metadata schemas
  • Exposing learning object metadata via RDF/SPARQL & service-oriented approaches
  • Semantic & syntactic mappings between educational metadata schemas and standards
  • Controlled vocabularies, ontologies and terminologies for TEL
  • Personal & mobile learning environments and Linked Data
  • Learning flows and designs and Linked Data
  • Linked Data in (visual) learning analytics and educational data mining
  • Linked Data in organizational learning and learning organizations
  • Linked Data for harmonizing individual learning goals and organizational objectives
  • Competency management and Linked Data
  • Collaborative learning and Linked Data
  • Linked-data driven social networking collaborative learning

SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION
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All manuscripts should be compliant with the submission guidelines and policies of the Interactive Learning Environments journal (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/ile/) and will be subject to the high standards of peer review. Papers must be submitted via the online submission system at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nile. On submission, please make sure that you indicate that your manuscript is for the “Special Issue (Linked Data for Education and Technology-Enhanced Learning)”.

GUEST EDITORS
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The special issue will be edited by the organisers of the ESWC-2011 workshop “Linked Learning 2011”.

For any enquiries, please contact the guest editors via linked-learning@sfu.ca or info@linkededucation.org.