Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on (2001)
Aug. 6, 2001 to Aug. 8, 2001
Stefan Brantner , INFONOVA
Thomas Enzi , Vienna University of Economics and BA
Susanne Guth , Vienna University of Economics and BA
Gustaf Neumann , Vienna University of Economics and BA
Bernd Simon , Vienna University of Economics and BA
Abstract: This paper illustrates the design and implementation of a highly flexible, electronic market-place for learning resources called UNIVERSAL. Integrating learning resource related data in a (semi-)automated way demands a flexible data model. The paper elaborates on components of an educational market-place model such as learning resources, agents, rights and delivery systems. The central data formats of UNIVERSAL are based on RDF. We argue that the flexibility of RDF provides a high level of adaptability to future changes in the data model and a maximum level of openness. UNIVERSAL aims at contributing to the idea of a semantic web of universities, pursuing the vision of having data on the web defined and linked in such a way that it can be used by machines not just for display purposes, but for automation, integration and reuse of data across various applications.
T. Enzi, S. Brantner, G. Neumann, B. Simon and S. Guth, "UNIVERSAL - Design and Implementation of a Highly Flexible E-Market-Place for Learning Resources," Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on(ICALT), Madison, Wisconsin, 2001, pp. 0215.