A Study on Enhancement of Learning Outcomes through Building of Learning Ontologies

학습 온톨로지 생성을 통한 학습 성과 강화에 관한 연구

  • Published : 2008.06.30


Teaching is communication between instructor and students. The learning outcomes can be enhanced by active learning of students. However, there are many obstacles to effective learning below, such as lecture notes authored by instructor, passive student participation, and paper-based homework. In this paper, we propose an effective method for enhancing learning effect through constructing learner ontologies in which knowledge discovered by students is conceptualized and organized. The learning ontology is composed of a teacher ontology and many learner ontologies. The learning ontology is used in discussion, visual presentation, and knowledge sharing between instructor and students. We used the learning ontology in two lectures in practice and learned that the learning ontology enhances learning effect through analysis of feedbacks of students.


Learner-oriented learning;Learning ontologies;Ontology matching;Topic maps matching


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