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Positioning in Learning Networks

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Title Positioning in Learning Networks
Period 01 / 2005 - 03 / 2007
Status Completed
URL http://www.ou.nl/eCache/DEF/8/332.html
Research number OND1308428
Data Supplier OUNL

Abstract (NL)

Distributed, self-organized learning networks for lifelong learning to which multiple providers contribute resources require new techniques to determine where learners can be positioned in these networks. Positioning requires mapping characteristics of the learner onto characteristics of learning materials and curricula. Considering the nature of the network envisaged, maintaining data on these characteristics and ensuring their integrity are important and complex tasks. In this project positioning is based on an abstract semantic domain model generated from the data contained in the learning network with the use of Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA). LSA allows us to generate a common semantic framework for characteristics of the learner, learning materials and curricula. The project addresses several topics in the use of LSA for positioning that were identified in earlier work.

Related organisations

Secretariat Welten Institute (OU)

Related people

Researcher Dr. S.J.H. Giesbers
Researcher Drs. E.M. Rusman
Project leader Dr. J.M. van Bruggen
Project leader Prof.dr. E.J.R. Koper

Classification

A84200 Education
D52000 Educational theory

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