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Keywords linking method for selecting educational web resources à la ZigZag

Keywords linking method for selecting educational web resources à la ZigZag
Keywords linking method for selecting educational web resources à la ZigZag
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.
authoring support tools, extracting metadata, hypertext structures, web-based teaching, ZigZag, zzstructures
1741-1017
30-45
Andric, Mirjana
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Devedzic, Vladan
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Hall, Wendy
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Carr, Leslie
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Davenport, Tom
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Lytras, Miltiadis
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Andric, Mirjana
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Devedzic, Vladan
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Hall, Wendy
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Carr, Leslie
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Davenport, Tom
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Lytras, Miltiadis
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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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Abstract

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.

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Published date: January 2007
Keywords: authoring support tools, extracting metadata, hypertext structures, web-based teaching, ZigZag, zzstructures
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 263570
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/263570
ISSN: 1741-1017
PURE UUID: a803503c-6862-495a-92eb-1dd3516d5af5
ORCID for Wendy Hall: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4327-7811
ORCID for Leslie Carr: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-9680

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Date deposited: 19 Feb 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:44

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Author: Mirjana Andric
Author: Vladan Devedzic
Author: Wendy Hall ORCID iD
Author: Leslie Carr ORCID iD
Editor: Tom Davenport
Editor: Miltiadis Lytras

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