Towards the Combined Use of Metadata to Improve the Learning Experience

Martin Memmel, Rafael Schirru, Martin Wolpers, Elia Tomadaki

In: Paloma Díaz , Kinshuk , Ignacio Aedo , Eduardo Mora (editor). Proceedings of the The 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies. IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT) Pages 930-932 IEEE Conference Publishing Services 2008.


Today, users do not only access learning resources stored in traditional repositories. They use any kind of digital resource, often generated in the context of social media platforms. When trying to improve the learning experience, it is crucial that all resources that are potentially useful are accessible; and that the resources are described in a way that allows to identify what is relevant. We suggest enriching learning resource descriptions by combining metadata generated by experts, user interactions, observation components and machine-generated metadata. We give a brief example of the compilation of rich metadata sets by integrating the social media platform ALOE with resources and metadata from the Ariadne knowledge pool and public FlashMeeting replays.


German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz