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A framework for semantic group formation

A framework for semantic group formation
A framework for semantic group formation
Collaboration has long been considered an effective approach to learning. However, forming optimal groups can be a time consuming and complex task. Different approaches have been developed to assist teachers allocate students to groups based on a set of constraints. However, existing tools often fail to assign some students to groups creating a problem well known as “orphan students”. In this paper we propose a framework for learner group formation, based upon satisfying the constraints of the person forming the groups by reasoning over semantic data about the potential participants. The use of both Semantic Web technologies and Logic programming proved to increase the satisfaction of the constraints and overcome the orphans’ problem.
semantic web, e-learning, group formation, constraint satisfaction problem, disjunctive logic programming, social networks
978-0-7695-3167-0
34-38
Ounnas, Asma
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Davis, Hugh
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Millard, David
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Ounnas, Asma
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Davis, Hugh
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Millard, David
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Ounnas, Asma, Davis, Hugh and Millard, David (2008) A framework for semantic group formation. Eighth IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT '08), Spain. 01 - 05 Jul 2008. pp. 34-38 .

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Abstract

Collaboration has long been considered an effective approach to learning. However, forming optimal groups can be a time consuming and complex task. Different approaches have been developed to assist teachers allocate students to groups based on a set of constraints. However, existing tools often fail to assign some students to groups creating a problem well known as “orphan students”. In this paper we propose a framework for learner group formation, based upon satisfying the constraints of the person forming the groups by reasoning over semantic data about the potential participants. The use of both Semantic Web technologies and Logic programming proved to increase the satisfaction of the constraints and overcome the orphans’ problem.

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Published date: July 2008
Venue - Dates: Eighth IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT '08), Spain, 2008-07-01 - 2008-07-05
Keywords: semantic web, e-learning, group formation, constraint satisfaction problem, disjunctive logic programming, social networks
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 265300
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/265300
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3167-0
PURE UUID: 07c47b23-9a86-4d8a-af3a-3cc3663c4e0b
ORCID for Hugh Davis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1182-1459
ORCID for David Millard: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7512-2710

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Date deposited: 08 Mar 2008 15:28
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:16

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