Keywords linking method for selecting educational web resources à la ZigZag


Andric, Mirjana, Devedzic, Vladan, Hall, Wendy and Carr, Leslie, Davenport, Tom and Lytras, Miltiadis(eds.) (2007) Keywords linking method for selecting educational web resources à la ZigZag International Journal of Knowledge and Learning (IJKL), 3, (1), pp. 30-45.

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The authors of the web-based courseware typically face problems such as how to locate, select and semantically relate suitable learning resources. This paper proposes a tool that supports the authors in their tasks of selection and grouping the learning material. The ‘à la’ (Associative Linking of Attributes) in Education, enhances the search engine results by extracting the attributes (keywords and document formats) from the text. The relationships between the attributes are established and visualised in a novel hypertext paradigm using the ZigZag principles. Browsing the related metadata provides a quick summary of the document and can hence help in faster determining its relevancy. Also, the proposed solution enables better understanding of why some resources are grouped together as well as providing suggestions for the further searches. The results of a user trial indicate high levels of user satisfaction and effectiveness.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1741-1017 (print)
Keywords: authoring support tools, extracting metadata, hypertext structures, web-based teaching, ZigZag, zzstructures
Organisations: Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 263570
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January 2007Published
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2017 16:44
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/263570

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