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The opportunity of linked data for the european higher education Area

Guillermo, Vega-Gorgojo, Tiropanis, Thanassis and Millard, David E. (2016) The opportunity of linked data for the european higher education Area International Journal of Information and Education Technology, 6, (1), pp. 58-64.

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The european higher education area (EHEA) aims to create a more comparable, compatible and coherent space of Higher Education in Europe. After a decade of reforms, most of the required instruments are already in place, so the next years are key to complete the implementation and consolidation of the EHEA. However, data challenges pose a threat to pivotal EHEA processes such as credit recognition that require institutions to cooperate and integrate their datasets scattered across diverse repositories in multiple data formats. Linked Data principles and practices have the potential to address such difficulties, as demonstrated with the emergence of a global data space –the Web of Data. This paper first discusses the benefits of Linked Data for the emergent EHEA, devising a new set of Linked Data-driven scenarios that leverage current EHEA processes. Further, a set of preliminary Linked Data deployments is examined to assess the advantages and identify the challenges ahead in the EHEA landscape.

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Published date: January 2016
Keywords: european higher education area (EHEA), linked data, semantic web, technology-enhanced learning (TEL)
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 369954
ISSN: 2010-3689
PURE UUID: 4ca1c713-468c-4b83-b562-cd2a50f6a9e6
ORCID for Thanassis Tiropanis: ORCID iD
ORCID for David E. Millard: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 09 Oct 2014 13:48
Last modified: 13 Aug 2017 06:26

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