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Collaboration in the Semantic Grid: A Basis for e-Learning

By K R Page, D T Michaelides, S J Buckingham Shum, Y-H Chen-Burger, J Dalton, D C De Roure, M Eisenstadt, S Potter, N R Shadbolt, Austin Tate, M Bachler and J Komzak

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The University of Edinburgh and research sponsors are authorised to reproduce and distribute reprints and on-line copies for their purposes notwithstanding any copyright annotation hereon. The views and conclusions contained herein are the author’s and shouldn’t be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of other parties.The CoAKTinG project aims to advance the state of the art in collaborative mediated\ud spaces for the Semantic Grid. This paper presents an overview of the hypertext and knowledge based tools which have been deployed to augment existing collaborative environments, and the ontology which\ud is used to exchange structure, promote enhanced process tracking, and aid navigation of resources before, after, and while a collaboration occurs. While the primary focus of the project has been supporting e-Science, this paper also explores the similarities and application of CoAKTinG technologies as part\ud of a human-centred design approach to e-Learning

Topics: artificial intelligence, Informatics, Semantic Grid, e-Science, e-Learning, instant messaging, collaboration, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk:1842/2176

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