2004-05-141 Educational Area Crete, May 13th, 2004

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  • Educational Area

    Crete, May 13th, 2004

  • VISWE ScenariosDiscussion showed that different learning context have very different requirements

    Four different scenarios with specific target groupsEducation for Professionals Shared Master Degree ProgrammeCommunities of PracticeRepository Usage

    (Main contributions by FUB, FUBerlin, INRIA, L3S, OU)

  • Education for Professionals Goal:Information dissemination to professionals

    Target group: professionals

    Possible offers Low entry level information Detailed technical courses High-cost individual training and consulting

  • Shared Master ProgrammeGoalsFostering exchange of M.Sc. students between universitiesdevelopment of a shared M.Sc. programme

    Target group: primarily M.Sc, prob. Ph.D students

    Possible OffersRecognition of studentshipRecognition of exams Curriculum agreement, student can get diploma supplement

    Several Cooperation Levels possible

  • Community of Practice (1)Innovative Learning means to move from peripheral to full membershipCore Group, Experts:NoE Knowldege WebInnovative LearningFull members:Semantic Web CommunityPeripheral members

  • Community of Practice (2)Goal Fostering collaboration and self-study of PhD students and researchers

    Target group Ph.D. students, Researchers (self-studies)

    Possible offersSupport for community-centered learning, access to research material opportunities to participate in group projects

  • Repository UsageGoalgive users optimal access to Semantic Web teaching/learning materials regardless of their learning context.Target group unspecified, but possible usages:Teaching: search for and include high-quality material developed by others into courses.Learning: search for and use material for self-study. Possible OffersAdvanced search facilities (search for courses, and topics/parts of courses)Relatively small learning units for self-studyeditable version of learning units in widespread formats (to ease integration into other contexts)

  • Questionnaire responses26 Learning Units / Courses from 12 partnersEducation for Professionals: 5Shared Master Programme: 11Community of Practice: 12

    Nearly all units already available, 1/3 have to be adaptedMost offers face-to-face or self-study, very few distance learning

    (Offers from CERTH, FUB, FUBerlin, INRIA, L3S, OU, L3S, UniTn, UPM, USFD, VUA, VUM)

  • Questionnaire responses: Main AreasFoundationsLogic (4)Web Technologies (3)

    Semantic Web CoreKnowledge Representation (3)Ontologies (4)Semantic Web (5)

    Semantic Web Special Topics (4)

    Other Related Topics (3)

  • Conventional InfrastructureSeveral systems have been evaluated: Clix, ILIAS, Ariadne, EducaNext

    Favorite: EducaNextNo need to convert material to special LMS formatMetadata available as RDFCooperation with ProLearn network

    (L3S)

  • Summer School 2004Cercedilla, July, 18-24th (http://babage.dia.fi.upm.es/summerschool/)

    80 Applications, 55 students selected

    3 Main topicsOntologies: Theory, methods and tools Human Language Technologies and Machine Learning for the Semantic Web Semantic Web Services

    (OU, UPM)

  • Cooperation with REWERSEREWERSE: Reasoning on the Web with Rules and SemanticsCooperation in the context of educational work packages

    Agreed CooperationREWERSE usage of our learning unit repositoryLearning Units will be available for both networks (and to all other interested users, of course)

    Possible Further CooperationsSummer schoolMaster Programme

    (FUB, L3S)

  • Status by Deliverable (WP 3.1)D 3.1.1 Specification of VISWE tasks and goals Scenarios with goals, tasks and requirements documented

    First focus of VISWE:Shared Master Programme: bilateral recognition agreementsCommunity of Practice: support with advanced infrastructureRepository: customized server (EducaNext)

  • Status by Deliverable (WP3.2)D 3.2.1 v1 Initial learning unit collection availableLearning units collected, have to be put into repository

    D 3.2.3 Report on core curricula in Ontology and Semantic WebBased on questionnaire results6-Month version will be status report

    D 3.2.6 Summer school on semantic web technologiesWill take place in Madrid (July 2004)

  • Status by Deliverable (WP3.3) D 3.3.1 Report on the agreed metadata standard for learning unitsSelected DC and LOM elements, based on EducaNext metadata

    D 3.3.2 v1 Basic infrastructure availableNegotiations with EducaNext consortium finishedServer will be set up in the next weeks

  • Next StepsVISWE (organizational MoU(s))Ontologies (pre-requisite for semantic support and indexing)Summer School 2005Master start working within core groupsCoP infrastructure largely based on OU toolsetPreparation of JPA educational parts for second 18 months

    Next meeting: 2nd week of September, Hannover or possibly joint with other WP meetings

    (no additional fees at visiting university, usage of all student facilities)

    (credit points earned at visiting university are acknowledged at

    Note that for advanced learners this does not necessarily mean that the learning units are designed for self-study.

    Meeting, May 11th (Jan Maluszynski, Enrico Franconi, Norbert Eisinger, Wolfgang Nejdl, Grigoris Antoniou, Wolf Siberski, Heidrun Allert)