A Concept-based Context Modelling System for the Support of Teaching and Learning Activities
Christian Safran, Victor Manuel García Barrios, Christian Gütl, Institute for Information Systems and Computer Media (IICM), Faculty of Computer Science at Graz University of Technology, Austria
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The goal of the Concept-based Context Modelling System (CO2) is to facilitate accurate background information resources, and thus assist users in their teaching or learning activities. The presented solution approach is based on the experiences made at IICM with dynamic background libraries (DBLs). Thus, the CO2 can be seen as an enhanced version of our first solution. Users may define relevant concepts and assign them to specific information spaces. Each concept is linked to a specific search query in order to supply learners with context-relevant background information. A service-oriented architecture allows the CO2 to offer reusable, extensible and flexible components, transforming the underlying idea towards a multi-purpose system, allowing the modelling of arbitrary contexts (information structures) by means of concepts and their linkage to various search and retrieval services. In practice, the CO2 is applied within the AdeLE and the MISTRAL research projects at IICM.
Safran, C., García Barrios, V.M. & Gütl, C. (2006). A Concept-based Context Modelling System for the Support of Teaching and Learning Activities. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2395-2402). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).