A systematic literature review of the use of Semantic Web technologies in formal education

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Journal Article
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Title
A systematic literature review of the use of Semantic Web technologies in formal education
Abstract
This paper presents a systematic literature review of research focused on use of Semantic Web technologies in formal educational contexts. Through systematic search, the review has identified 199 research articles, which are examined with the intention of identifying prevalent themes within the body of research within the field of formal educational use of Semantic Web technologies. The themes identified by the review are: (1) Semantic Web ontologies; (2) Efficient distribution, accessibility, retrieval, reuse and combination of educational resources; (3) Linked Data; (4) Semantic Web enhanced virtual learning environments and personalization of learning environments; (5) Semantic Web learning objects; (6) Evaluation, feedback and assessment; (7) Semantic Web services; (8) Pedagogical tools for teachers and students. Furthermore, this review seeks to examine how these themes and the use of Semantic Web technologies in formal education reflects on the ongoing discussion of how pedagogy and technology should interact. The outset of this discussion is a previous study by Dirckinck-Holmfeld, which establishes that there is a tendency to emphasize technology over pedagogy in educational design and development.
Publication
British Journal of Educational Technology
Volume
50
Issue
2
Pages
505-517
Date
2019
Language
en
ISSN
1467-8535
Accessed
18/07/2019, 14:49
Library Catalog
Wiley Online Library
Rights
© 2017 British Educational Research Association
Extra
shortDOI: 10/gf5f68
Citation
Jensen, J. (2019). A systematic literature review of the use of Semantic Web technologies in formal education. British Journal of Educational Technology, 50(2), 505–517. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjet.12570